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I Will Be Myself,and Not What Others Want Me to Be

true To who you are, your individuality makes you unique, and as they say "variety is the spice of life" 16,153 People

    I desire to be just myself

    for once. I am a positive person and believe if things don't go as I wish then it isn't the end and takes different route to reach my dreams then another and another but I always ended up at starting line just because I sacrifice my opportunity for people I love and care for...
    BlueFairy09 BlueFairy09 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    First Rate...

    "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."- Judy Garland I wrote a little while ago about being unedited...and being the person you are. A number of things brought about this turn of mindset for me, the majority being people...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    I will stop hiding my real self.

    I'm unhappy and that's not who I am. I'm up beat. I have learned how to be a people person. I'm a strong person. Not this weak shy girl I've become. I'm tired of being this way. So as of now no more.
    miakajones2001 miakajones2001 36-40, F Apr 6

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    Only Me

    I spent a long time trying to make other people happy at the expense of myself. Parents, boss, (now ex) wife. One day, as I was going through my divorce, my brother sat me down over a couple of beers and asked me "Who are you?". I couldn't answer with anything of value so he...
    AlanCozmuel AlanCozmuel 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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    Ever just want to be weird by yourself.

    Ever want to be weird with someone else without being judged by them. Imagine if the whole world was that cool. ;)
    CheshireFriend CheshireFriend 22-25, M Jul 15, 2014

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    The best part of practical life is I got to do

    most of important things in my life by myself.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 27, 2014

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    idc if I dont fit in I love having the ability

    to self suck and I encourage anyone to be different , unique in their own way . whatever it is you like embrace it (:
    nronic1 nronic1 18-21, M Apr 12

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    It isn't your battle,

    it isn't your place to judge. You may have your experience, but you haven't had hers. She may cope with things differently, you may not approve with how she deals with it. But in all fairness, it isn't your battle, it isn't your place to judge.
    Sheilaid Sheilaid 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    Sorry But...

    ...I'm not the perfect daughter, I'm not the teachers pet, I'm not the religious type, I'm not the hottest babe, I'm not employee of the year month week or day, I'm not going to meet yur expectations...WHY? Because I'm ME!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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    i had a dream where a man

    who wanted me to be his woman was chasing after me. he eventually caught me and i felt like there was mo escape anymore.
    maybelynn maybelynn 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    People need to make the most of what they have

    and quit complaining about what they don't have.
    arabella1108 arabella1108 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27, 2014

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    Live in such a way that

    if someone spoke badly about you,no one would believe it.
    colleenzeddy colleenzeddy 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 25, 2014

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    I'm so tired of wearing a mask all the time.

    I feel like I can't b free around anyone! I wanna make friends who understand me and let me be myself! I'm so tired of bullies and hate and depression. I wanna be myself and have people be ok with that
    agbcja77 agbcja77 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2014

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    jeankachew jeankachew 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 15, 2014

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    I have always been told to be yourself.

    By my favorite bands, my family, my friends. But what happens when you want to be yourself, but you don't know yourself?
    Emilygrace238 Emilygrace238 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 21, 2014

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    My Life

    I'm gonna be very honest with u people of EP my life was ******* **** my sisters and dad walked out on me I started to get in **** with my mam and school went I was 12yrs old I would give my teacher and other students hell if they annoyed me or question who I was ect I got...
    lucy2014 lucy2014 18-21, F 27 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    Me

    Since i was very young i have been a people pleaser,i do what everyone else wants me to do because its easier & i fear conflict or confrontation. But i've come to the conclusion that ,that just brings me down & no-ones getting to see the real me ,so i'm changing ... I will be 1...
    angelofsweetness angelofsweetness 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    I feel like some people don’t realize it…

    but it’s really hard to just be yourself. Everyday you wake up and expect to think the same way, do the same exact things, the same exact way…. What’s wrong with waking up one day and your favorite color being green after it being purple your entire life?
    behindthesegemineyes behindthesegemineyes 18-21, F Jan 1

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    i am not afraid of being

    who i am. Some people think that i am very intense in a negative or positive way depending on who you ask. What i know? Is that i can not stand for people to be weak and push their responsibilties off on others but still i stand and i accept. People have hurt,let me down,abused...
    Bumblehbee Bumblehbee 26-30, F Jun 22, 2014

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    I believe in being yourself.

    I no longer try to be what anyone wants me to be. I do not try to be what someone expects me to be and I will not try to change my behavior, looks or anything else for acceptance. I learned that when I was a child. I can't keep doing something I'm uncomfortable doing just for...
    gambler920 gambler920 51-55, M Nov 19, 2014

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    Jabezzz2 Jabezzz2 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I'm gonna b real wit you guys ppl need to b

    more creative and less negative on here! Love yaa
    SassyTheBro SassyTheBro 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    Everyone is unique and everyone is important.

    Do not act like anyone but you and do not try to be someone your not. You are best when you be yourself. The world is big enough for everyone. Do not hold back because the world sees you as weird. Instead, wear your weirdness with pride and wear it the way only you can.
    AmandaCroft AmandaCroft 18-21, F 1 Response May 18

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    Im not gonna be some workout buff

    or health addict. I want to be me. I absolutely love fat and love getting fat. No more restrictions. Im happily gaining weight. I dont want my clothes to fit me anymore, I want to jiggle twice as much as when i do now when i walk. I wanna eat and eat and eat and eat all day long...
    BiggerIsBetter44 BiggerIsBetter44 13-15, M May 2

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    The Helpful Stranger...

    I noticed a man when I was out today. He was older, maybe 78, and sat by himself on a bench reading the paper, completely oblivious to the hustle and bustle going on around him. As I sat down for a moment on the other side of the bench, he looked up just marginally from his paper...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    It's not complicated okay.

    I won't change who I am for others. You can call me a *****, ****, whatever the **** you want to call me. But being me is the real deal. I'm official and will not be copied, nor copy others. Done, deal, settled.
    Leilani19 Leilani19 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    Letting go of the impossible.

    I can only be me... :)
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 18, 2014

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    It just takes some time Little girl,

    you're in the middle of the ride Everything, everything will be just fine Everything, everything will be all right Hey You know they're all the same You know you're doing better on your own so don't buy in Live right now Just be yourself It doesn't matter if that's good enough...
    laylonolonger laylonolonger 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    Unedited Me...

    I have spent a lot of my life trying to please others. Be the dutiful daughter, loving girlfriend, supportive sister. A good friend, helpful colleague...the list could go on forever. There comes a point though where you have to say enough is enough.You could spend your life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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    Encontrados Encontrados 36-40, M Jul 12, 2014

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    Taking My Life Back

    I've spent far too long being the person other people wanted me to be and doing things that other people wanted me to do. My parents opinions and approval have always mattered strongly to me and I'd never want to lose my parent's respect but I can see that I need to be my own...
    FallenAngelWOOT FallenAngelWOOT 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    Being Yourself.

    I will always be myself and I will never change the way I am because I know that being yourself can lead to many amazing things I would rather be hated for being myself than loved for being fake. I welcome any person in my life who likes to be my friend and I would love it if...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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    I'm wearily of trying to 'fit in',

    I'm going to be my own person, and not what other people or society wants me to be.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 30

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    Are you who you ever wanted to be?

    No! thats not a question.. thats an answer for your thoughts and actions.For a man I wish he'll be a perfect one nothing to worry if he is not so strong and not so handsome, but I wish to be him pefect for a woman, a woman who makes a man a man and let him believe that except...
    ExUser007 ExUser007 18-21, F Apr 7

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    It took me a long time to realize

    that trying to please everyone else is just plain stupid. You are the only person who knows who you are and shouldn't try to live for someone else's idea of who they want you to be. I am who I am and will never apologize for that, not now, not ever.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 22

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    The Life Child

    In my mind , I see a child crying and screaming for help . People pass by not noticing that the child’s in pain the problem is the child is silent . All her emotions hidden . She silently cries trying to keep her tears inside everyday . Every time someone asks she says she’s...
    JacobSky JacobSky 18-21, T 7 Responses Nov 17, 2012

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    don't want to have to change

    who I am for other peoples needs
    gdsun7 gdsun7 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    When you show up being your true,

    imperfect. authentic self; you create comfortable space for others to do the same. Walk boldly in your Truth!
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    I am believing in my self reliance

    and my self identity so if anybody wants to change me as they are, I will not be able to alter me myself but if they are polite then will co-operate with them to change mutual deeds of life .......Every time life is changing in itself and we are the part of this changing world...
    rohitsinghvi2006 rohitsinghvi2006 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    I absolutely love when people tell me I can't be

    or do something or I'm not good enough... It makes me want it even more
    sancjo88 sancjo88 26-30, M Mar 21

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    I'm done being pushed to what people want me to

    be. I get it if you want something, leave. I'm just so done changing. I am me and if you don't like that then good. I don't care anymore. Just keep moving forward because i will. So don't take it to harshly i just want to move on.
    Mleader1 Mleader1 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    I got take out for dinner the other night.

    My fortune cookie fortune said " be true to yourself "... So I decided I will...
    ttbridge ttbridge 36-40, F Nov 23, 2014

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    sarkaar1989 sarkaar1989 22-25, M Jan 17

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    I Am Me

    For many years I was just what everyone wanted and expected me to be...I was very miserable and very unhappy! Well...finally a little over a year ago I decided I had to make myself happy..so I changed! Of course it was a very slow change..didn't want to make the whole family...
    theheartofmemphis theheartofmemphis 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2011

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    Lmfaoooo good girls get treated like ****

    yet these hoes are treated like queens and you niggas bow down to them.. So I gotta be a hoe to get respect? Well I'm staying the way I am💯 and you hoes can run around spreading std's and I will be me.... Yeah sure it might take a century to find the right guy cuz trust me...
    Zozolove Zozolove 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 7, 2014

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    Dont Tell Me What To Be

    all my friends try and say i need to be a bad girl around school when i all ready am but not as much of them they say i need to be girly girl, they say i need to be bad man, they say i need to be tomboy hod on a minute im my own person i will be who i wont and how i wont if you...
    angelwolf18 angelwolf18 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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