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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" 15,934 People

    SoulInfluence SoulInfluence 22-25, M Aug 13, 2014

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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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    Khaleesi1Regan Khaleesi1Regan 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2014

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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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    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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    My family has always raised me to be this way.

    To express myself and not care what others think about me. :) I am so glad they taught me to be this way, I feel really sorry for the people who feel that they are pressured to be a certain way because of other people. No one deserves to live a fake life.
    Disqualify Disqualify 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Am I GAY!? Haha gosh,

    I have seriously experienced extreme turmoil on the inside for the majority of my life believing I had this "thing" to me that needed to be FIXED. (my sexuality).
    freeman2222 freeman2222 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 4, 2014

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    I feel really pissed

    that my parents are trying to push me on becoming a doctor or an engineer. You know what? I dont want to spend the next few years of my life trying to figure out stuff I hate and I'm never going to understand. I want to do something that i love, do something related to art and...
    lifeiswhatthef lifeiswhatthef 16-17, M 1 Response 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 3 Responses Dec 20, 2011

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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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    Letting go of the impossible.

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

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    Encontrados Encontrados 36-40, M Jul 12, 2014

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    My mother and grandmother always raised me to

    believe that your looks were everything. If you weren't skinny,then to them you weren't pretty. You couldn't be "fat","ugly",have no make up on, wear "ugly clothes" etc. It took a lot of years to undo what they've done to me emotionally and I still have problems at times. The...
    Danibugg262 Danibugg262 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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    Who can't relate to this speak

    or forever hold ur peace lol
    heyyo1234 heyyo1234 22-25, M Aug 7, 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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    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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    Expecting & accepting are two sides of life.

    . Where expecting ends in tears, while accepting makes you cheer.. Accept life the way it comes...!!
    rajbj rajbj 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 12, 2014

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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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    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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    don't want to have to change

    who I am for other peoples needs
    gdsun7 gdsun7 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Ever feel like your best just isn't enough?

    Like your Barely passing life because it's tough The society now looks upon us Like we are all competing to be the strongest People look at you and say you need to do better? Look at them back and say I am better When people say to you why did you do that? Yell back at them...
    princessxk96 princessxk96 18-21, F Dec 13, 2013

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    So I've decided not to let anyone into my life

    anymore who makes me basically feel like ****. If you have to wonder if you're good enough for someone, cut them out. You are good and perfectly imperfect just the way you are. If someone is making you question if you're good enough or not, start questioning if THEY are good...
    marleychick23 marleychick23 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2014

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    I'm back , haven't been on

    for awhile . I broke up with my boyfriend cause he was tryna make me someone I ain't . And I love myself so I won't let anyone change me
    Nadss1 Nadss1 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Earlier i was disrespected by a horrible EP

    member as was my boyfriend and this is all i have to say to that individual! Just because you have an opinion doesn't mean that i have to agree with you just because you have the same mental illness as me does not mean that we are anyway the same and just because your...
    SophieeMartayana SophieeMartayana 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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    sarkaar1989 sarkaar1989 22-25, M Jan 17

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    In the long run, it's better to be loathed

    for who you are than loved for who you are not. Un fact , the only relationships that work well in the long run are the ones that make you a better person without changing you into someone other than yourself, and without preventing you from outgrowing the person you used to be...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 14

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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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    I would rather be myself

    than what others want me to be. I wouldn't change one thing about me for anything. I have accepted who I am. I didn't come to this world to try and please people. I'm here to be me and be happy with what I have.
    musicislife15 musicislife15 13-15, F Aug 2, 2014

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    Hey have fun all you want typing up

    hypocritical weak statements. You failed 2 reach me a long time ago. Live and let live
    heyyo1234 heyyo1234 22-25, M Aug 17, 2014

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    Imagine a young lady

    who enters relationships with a drive no less than 100 percent. She gives it her all because there is no turning back. When **** in a relationship starts to head sour, she changes and becomes a worry wart. "At least I let it out before the relationship ends so I don't have any...
    AugustRose22 AugustRose22 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2013

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    Too many times in the past I've let people tell

    me who to be. I'm sick and tired of listening to people tell me who I am I know who I am. I'm in charge of my life. If I listen to what others tell me I am ill never be happy with my self.
    patric5678 patric5678 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2013

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    moonii moonii 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    Everyone Thinks I Should Do What They Want

    Its so hard waking up everyday and finding the motivation to venture into a world where people everywhere just wants to suck the life out of you and dictate who you are. I am strong I know this because I have been to hell and back and endured things in my life a normal person...
    LoneAlpha LoneAlpha 26-30, M 13 Responses Apr 28, 2013

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    sisi19 sisi19 18-21, F Aug 5, 2014

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

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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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    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 Jun 22, 2014

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    Don't mix between my personality

    and my attitude because my personality is ME and my attitude depends on how you treat me
    bizzarebandcutie bizzarebandcutie 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2014

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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 will not be someone else.

    I am not able to be what everyone wants. I am not here to please everyone. I can be friendly toward everyone. But I am not here to be everyone's friend. If I am everyone's friend I am not being myself.
    gambler920 gambler920 51-55, M Nov 12, 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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    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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    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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    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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    You begin to see people true colors

    when you are down in life , not when all is good and all good looking on your behalf , but only the envious ones may show themselves when you are at a top
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M Aug 30, 2014

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    I really honestly truly want a way to get away

    from the world I might be up for suggestions depending on what it is thanks
    squiggled squiggled 16-17, F Nov 19, 2014

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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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    You can't impress everyone at the same time

    and in the end you'll be the one that has to live with yourself. Plus, if people don't want to be around you for who you are, then they'll be the one missing out on an awesome unique individual :P
    Angelyn2097 Angelyn2097 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15, 2014

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    I can't stand people

    who try to change me for their own benefit. I have one man that I've been talking over Skype to for a year now whom I'm starting to believe is becoming controlling. He's upset that I barely chat with him and wants me to talk to him more. Problem is I have a crap load of work to...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 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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