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I Will Not Apologize For Who I Am

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    I Wish You Could Understand Me

    I am 14 turning 15 in October. I am lonely at school, I do not care what people think of me but I would like at least one friend. I do not care race language or your gender I would just like a close friend? x
    saviourmusic909 saviourmusic909 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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    i am who i am.. nothing will change that.

    i don't say sorry or ask for forgiveness. i don't need someones opinion mattering to me. i am who i am and i always will be. nothing can change me except me. so what if i do what others call wrong. i won't change. not now not latter or ever. i live this way because i find it to...
    danielfrost1995 danielfrost1995 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F Oct 28, 2014

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    Gill1998 Gill1998 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Flat out, I believe whole heartedly in "Equal

    pay for equal work and qualifications" regardless of gender or ethnicity. To back up my conviction, I have been passed up for promotions, been skipped over for earned pay raises, as well as lost my job to make room right the wrongs of our ancestors. Specic to gender, I was...
    CaptainRoberts CaptainRoberts 51-55, M Dec 27, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    monatonie monatonie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Alot of people are saying,

    "if you don't like me for who I am, then you need to leave". Sometimes it is not possible to just leave, like in a work environment. And so I still do not think that " being who you are" is an excuse to say/do whatever you feel like doing. I mean sure, you have the right to do...
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I was told to kill myself yesterday.

    ... and well I said if I wanted to kill myself I would jump from your ego to your IQ
    ramdomgirl02 ramdomgirl02 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 19

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    Strange...but I Don't Care!!

    I had always gone through life thinking that other people were somehow better than me - that their opinions were more worthy of attention, that their beliefs were somehow better - even that they were more deserving than i was...more deserving of friendship, of happiness, of...
    Flugelblues Flugelblues 31-35, F 20 Responses Feb 29, 2008

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    I like the weird,crazy,

    in love,girl I am
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2014

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    Lesson Of Life

    When I was young, my mom has always told me to watch what I say, how to dress a certain way and so on ...and on...  For over 15 years it seem like i lived a double life...being someone that was not me and being just me.  Do you know how hard it is living that way?  I learned...
    llady99 llady99 36-40, F 6 Responses Jul 13, 2011

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    I am me. And I like me.

    I'm not saying I've settled at 'this is all I am' or 'this is as good as it gets'; I hope to learn more, accomplish more, become more. But who I am makes me happy, and any 'more' that I ever become will be built upon who I already am. I'm not perfect, but I'm perfectly me...
    thatonewoman thatonewoman 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    No I Will Not

    I will never apologize for the person that I am. The sarcastic, witty, opinionated intelligent , and passionate (about life) person that I am is something I am VERY proud of. And I will never change that unless I want to. Like me or hate me, I am who I am.
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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    I can't change who I am,

    I can't even change the things that happen to me, I can't take back the hurt, the memories, the words, the scars. I'm suppose to apologize for being hurt, being abuse, be cut , being beat, being rape, being taking from my biological. Well guess what I can't do nan of those...
    BrokenButUseful1 BrokenButUseful1 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    In 10 Days

    In ten days... I will braid and cut off my hair... Hair that continually gets recognized and admired by, oh so many women... Placed in a zip lock bag and mailed to Locks of Love!!! On the very same day, In ten days... I will be then buzzed clean to my scalp... For a fundraiser...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    "i Offer No Apologies"

    I do apologize from time to time when i feel I am in the wrong but not for you some fault you may find in me but I feel some over criticism if I bother you somehow GO! I don't want your opinions about me unless I ask for them!
    grayday104 grayday104 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2011

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    I didn't choose to be a lesbian.

    I was born like this and I am not ashamed of it. You don't like me? I don't care. I wasn't born to impress you.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 14, 2014

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    micz521 micz521 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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    Nope.

    I'll only apologize for what I did wrong not for who I am. Two completely different things. I know I'm a terrible excuse for a human. I know I can't do anything right. I know I can't live up to anybody's expectation. I know I haven't been the best person. I know I haven't done...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    Don't want to sound like a *****.

    But I won't apologise for who I am. I couldn't give a **** if you think I'm 'wasting my life away' we all end up dead, so I'm gonna smoke, drink, ect while I can. Carpe diem mother *******. ❌⭕️
    bluefrogs247 bluefrogs247 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 3, 2014

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    The word sorry for me was over used.

    I will make sure this powerful word will only be use if I did something wrong. Never will I use it to apologize for being me as a person, as a woman and as human being.I will never apologize for not being plus zero or for not being as sexy as I was before. I will never apologize...
    ezzy2014 ezzy2014 31-35, F Nov 22, 2014

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    I am who I am. If you do not like me

    for who I am, there is a door out of my life :) :) :)
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M Dec 22, 2014

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    I can't help that my personality does not fit

    in with what you call 'normal' and I'm proud that I'm different from every one else.
    Muffin421 Muffin421 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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    How I Came To Be Me

    Honestly.... I felt horribly betrayed. I felt like something was wrong with me. I felt weird. It was the straw that broke the camel's back. After a year of this I walked into my parent’s bedroom while they were on a weekend vacation, pulled out my step-dad's 12 gauge, loaded it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 31, 2012

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    I live in the Uk, and my best friend corrects

    my american accent every time I say something "incorrect". I can't stand it anymore and she knows I hate it but she won't stop! I don't know what to do
    meldroog meldroog 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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    I'm a very sadistic person,

    but should I apologize for morals and such? I'm not sure.
    0emma0 0emma0 13-15, F Jun 30

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    I like blue roses when most people like red.

    Diamonds may be a girls best friend, but i prefer Amber to diamonds any day. Cities are great for shopping but small country towns are best for raising happy kids. Most girls like Channel #5 but it only makes me itch. Give me organic lotion with lavender oil and i smell as...
    january71 january71 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2014

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    Sunday...

    The pastor asked the congregation to name all ten of the Commandments. People were calling out the various commandments,and I thought I remembered one that had not been mentioned. I called out: "DON"T COVET YOUR NEIGHBORS A**!" I have a voice that...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 34 Responses Sep 17, 2008

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    I have no choice but to be me

    so not apologies will be given for they are pointless
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F Nov 21, 2014

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    I won't apologize for wanting a healthy,

    loyal relationship, I will not lower my standards simply because YOU ask me to. If my standards are 'too' high for you, leave, you obviously won't reach them. In reality it's one of the most simple standards anyone could have (loyal & honesty) I won't apologize for being 'too...
    badluck3imi badluck3imi 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Deal With It - Strong And Independent

    I'm an independent woman Strong and confident Mild and intimidating I'm tough on the outside, And soft and sensitive on the inside I love everyone that loves me And when I love I love with my full heart Being independent for so long may seem like a drag But I'm soaking up every...
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 6, 2012

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    Take Me As I Am...Or Watch Me As I Go..

    My whole life i have been judged for being different....the easiest way to explain it is...Most people try to think out of the box....i live outside of it all the time.from my hair to my clothes, to my personality screams different, especially where i live...but with acceptance...
    MissBlackMagic MissBlackMagic 26-30, F Feb 17, 2013

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    Read Before You Add

    Alright so... You need to know this before ya add me... I am straight... I'm not into girls.. at all. Nothing against lesbians or bisexuals though. I'm NOT into older men and I am HAPPILY taken so please don't even try to flirt with me or talk dirty to me in anyway. I am...
    ItsGabiSweetheart ItsGabiSweetheart 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2012

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    I don't post my thoughts to get into a debate

    about who's right or who's wrong, I respect all, for it is not my duty to judge....there is only one judge! So if you read anything that I may post in future experiences or previous ones they r my beliefs and I will never try to impose them on others.....it's ok to try and...
    lovenlight84 lovenlight84 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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    Sorry And Not Sorry

    I am sorry my flaws and imperfections have made me drive some people away. I realize my issues, my flaws, part of who i am is just too much at times and when my negativity comes through my friendship with many people has also ended. I am not sorry for the person i am, but i am...
    startingpointguard33 startingpointguard33 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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    I Am A Real Man!

    I am what I am, and man am I a Man. From the growl that grumbles deep inside my quiet soul...to the gentleness used to tackle fearsome indignities...stepping forward to meet any challenge is my instinct... I'm not here to condemn the weak, or insult the delicate... Win, Lose or...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    Story number five in a row not writing about

    breasts. So you see people I can write about other things and have other stories not breast related.I still won't apologize for who I am or what I may write about here.I write from my heart and soul.I write about all that I know.I can write fiction and I can write poems.I can...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    When everyone was trying to control my life,

    I didn't say anything & whenever I tried, I was ignored. Now when I finally stood up for myself, they are trying to suppress me! I won't give up no matter what it takes...! No matter how much I am troubled or suppressed, I will raise my voice and will never ever allow anyone to...
    mrb009 mrb009 18-21, M Feb 13

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    Meh.

    I am ugly. I am fat. I am a geek and I am awesome!   It's amazing how many people out there want to tear you down because you don't fit their precious mold. I think it frightens them that others aren't chasing their own tails to achieve the rigid conformity that defines their...
    ForgottenMuse ForgottenMuse 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 19, 2010

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    I'm not what you would describe

    as a masculine man and I'm a little in touch with my feminine side but it annoys me so much when people assume I'm gay because of it. I don't even act feminine that much. Its just because I smile a lot, talk with my hands and I'm a "nice, happy-go-lucky" guy. Yes I like Disney...
    DazzledAnimal DazzledAnimal 22-25, M Dec 22, 2014

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    I have always done so,

    apologize for being as I am and even feeling ashamed by my own ways. I must stop it now! sigh.... What can I say, to everyone and myself.... The song is correct, I am only human. I can't be right, a do gooder everyday in everyway. I try, that is why I am so messed up. I must...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 9 Responses Jan 8

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    i love girls, im gonna live life to the full

    and follow my dreams and listen to my heart
    AceTeen123 AceTeen123 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 15, 2014

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    I Will Not Apologize For Who I Am

    So my grandma told me I wasn't aloud to step foot in her house because I was finally showing her the real me so I said ok and my mom told me are you going to apologize and I said i don't think I should have to apologize for being myself and she smiled and and said im proud of you...
    JessicaRhodes JessicaRhodes 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2013

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    It might sound harsh,

    but I'm gonna start living for myself...I've had enough with trying to come up to peoples' expectations and trying to make them happy...I don't give a damn anymore..as long as I feel alright, life is good....
    Mysoulishurt Mysoulishurt 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 11, 2014

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    Fu****d Up Society!

    Society's standards are Fu****d.  f you're reserved and quiet, you're emo. If you're open and expressive, you're hungry for attention. If you're a virgin by 16, you're doing something wrong. If you lose it by 16, you're a *****. If you dont compliment yourself, you're beging...
    elsy17 elsy17 18-21, F 3 Responses May 28, 2013

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