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I Would Rather Be Myself And Disliked Than Fake And Adored

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    No Girlfriends

    All the girls I hang out with are all about looking hot and slutty to get attention right . Well I wear sneakers and baseball caps and attract guys without trying and they get mad at me! Who does that? I'm not even wanting to talk to these guys, I could care less if they look at...
    jax00 jax00 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    Accept Me As I Am; Never Mistake Me For Whom You'd Like Me To Be

    I've grown up under pressure to fit a mold of the way my family has wanted me to be. I'm sure this is quite normal; however in my context, it couldn't be further from it.  They live a lie; they project themselves as enlightened and accepting individuals with 24/7/365 happiness...
    eMonkey eMonkey 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 2, 2012

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    Individuality Matters!

    Prefer to be hated for what I am, then to be loved for what I am not! The fact that I never lie or simply pretend to be someone else ....always gives me a feeling of contentment...... A Clear Rejection Is Better Than A Fake Promise... Its Better To B Different....
    djk007 djk007 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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    I Would Never Want To Be Anything But Me

    just joined this group because i definitley want to be myself and disliked than fake abd adored. yeah i am no oil painting or popular with everyone but maybe that is because when i am honest to others they get the hump. i cannot lie just because i do not want to cause offence if...
    dizznee dizznee 41-45, M 5 Responses Dec 17, 2011

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    I'M Myself.

    I'm proud to have a good self-esteem. I honestly could care less what others think of me, sure I'm weird, I read during class way to much, I sing, I dance, I do my homework. But at least I'm myself. Keep your head high, you guys are great.
    swimmygrace swimmygrace 13-15, F Nov 2, 2013

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    When mean people inflict their 'wrath' upon you

    and walk away feeling pleased with themselves. One thing that you should remember is that you are only human. Never let anyone rob you of that truth. Trouble comes and goes, just like the tide. People are born and die, just like the sun rises and falls. But the common thread of...
    HowLoveGlows HowLoveGlows 22-25, F Apr 5

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    To Old To Change Now !

    That's one of the things I enjoy about ageing, you learn to like yourself just the way you are, hahaha !!
    libertybalanced libertybalanced 46-50, F Jul 28, 2013

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    It's not easy to be disliked,

    but I don't want to pretend to be someone or something that I'm not. I have to be who I am, even if that means some won't like me.
    Literaturegirl Literaturegirl 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    No Apologies For Being True To Myself

    I will defend everything that I hold sacred. I have hidden nothing from my friends. You should be neither dismayed nor disturbed if and when you find me standing up for my beliefs and values. If you know me well, you will know that I am a controversialist. My style is confronting...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 8 Responses Jul 14, 2011

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    I wouldn't b able to keep up a facade just to b

    adored. If I were to do that I need to get paid by becoming an actor
    tah34 tah34 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I wonder if I have a sign on me

    that says "Text me for a good time"... Wtf!! So I posted 2 weeks ago about an old friend getting in touch with me and showering me with All kinds of compliments. Now today he's texting me about these fantasies he is having about me. I keep attempting to change the subject...
    Invisible54 Invisible54 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    I know I am different,

    feeling ill all the time is not helping. I don't have many friends because I don't try to be fake and how everyone wants me to be. I just wish I could feel better I don't like feeling so crap all the time and not really having anyone to talk to about it. I have no energy for...
    sazbaby sazbaby 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I prefer to be honest

    and like honest people .But sometimes I think telling people everything in an honest manner is not always proper.Being too straight forward sometimes puts me in awkward situations sometimes.Sometimes some truths are better if not told.
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    It doesn't make any sense to me

    that some pretend to be something they are not, are seemingly quite calculating about how they play people in order to be loved and adored. However, surely that then means it's not they who are loved and adored, but that false self being presented? What's pleasing about that...
    Literaturegirl Literaturegirl 46-50, F 7 Responses Mar 9

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    Me And You

    I thought it was about time i added something to this group, as so far i joined it but havent contributed. Okay here goes. I am a woman in a mans world, i am a black woman in an English country, i am a surviver in a world full of many many failures, i am a lesbian in a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 12, 2012

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    I'm A Little Bit Fake But I Can't Help It :/

    I would LOVE it if I had the guts to stay true to myself and be 100% honest...but I care too much about what people think. I think that's why I struggle so much with meeting new people and going out. I feel like I sit there the whole time smiling and nodding and watching...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jul 25, 2013

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    Being Real And Sharing My Truth.

    When it comes to friendship, I am emotionally present to my friends and that does not always translate to pleasant.  I have had friends dump me for sharing myh honest heartfelt feelings.  These are friendships I would still have if I had chosen to be dishonest with them, stuff...
    JoyceAnne JoyceAnne 46-50, F 13 Responses Feb 10, 2011

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    Eleutherophobic Fever Funny how people around

    me always disappear. Go. Leave. All of you. Take your judgements and pities too. Wait, leave them here. Leave them here to remind me how lucky I am to be free of you. If the world cannot comprehend me, why should I bother? Walk on by with your eyes suddenly fixed on the...
    AnomicNorme AnomicNorme 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Take Me As I Am ....

    i have spent most of my life trying to please others. doing and saying things to make others happy even if it wasn't what i wanted to do or say. something i have learned late in my life is that by doing this im not being true to myself. in fact, im not even being who i really am...
    lightening69 lightening69 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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    I Wish More People Were Like This....

    If more people where like this, the world would be a lot better.  At least everyone would be honest with themselves, and others.  I don't think anyone should have to pretend to be someone they're not just so they can have a few fake friends.  I don't have a lot...
    BamaBabe87 BamaBabe87 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30, 2010

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    Accept Me For Who I Am

    I never pretend to be what I'm not even if it means losing friends I mean whats the point in doing that it just makes you miserable and it's not worth it. And if I ever did lose someone because of who and what I am then in my mind they can not have been a very good friend in the...
    gelroller gelroller 46-50, M 7 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    ADrag ADrag 18-21 Feb 8

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    I honestly would like to.

    The problem for me is that people don't come with a mute button. I'm fine with listening to other people and hearing their opinions on things, especially on issues that are supposed to be personal. Because I don't care how other people handle personal issues. I usually can tell...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Apr 2

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    "He Kept It Hid And So Did She..."

    It's amazing how many people struggle to be themselves. There is someone for everyone out there. Often we settle for less than we are and for those who do not have similarities. The world is filled with different people of which we all are apart of. We need to open our eyes and...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 3 Responses May 6, 2013

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    I Am Not Changing!

    There was a time when I felt that it was very important to be liked by everyone, in a way I wish I was but I know that not to be true. What I learnt early on is that some people dislike you for no reason, they just don't like you. Nothing you ever do will change that if you are...
    Iain321 Iain321 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 2, 2013

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    FAKE CANNOT BE ADORED.

    FAKE CANNOT BE ADORED
    azanun azanun 18-21, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    If you can't accept me

    for who I am, the you obviously don't belong in my life.
    divaMary3 divaMary3 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    This song always gets me goin!

    Jaymay "Gray Or Blue" I feel so helpless now My guitar is not around And I'm struggling with the xylophone To make these feelings sound And I'm remembering you singing And bringin' you to life It's raining out the window And today it looks like night You haven't written to me...
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 22-25, F Feb 7

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    I cnduo't bvleiee taht I culod aulaclty

    uesdtannrd waht I was rdnaieg. Unisg the icndeblire pweor of the hmuan mnid, aocdcrnig to rseecrah at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mttaer in waht oderr the lterets in a wrod are, the olny irpoamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rhgit pclae. The rset can...
    Goodbadladywoman Goodbadladywoman 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    High school, fake people.

    Basic. No one is the same as they were before. But it's cool, I'm starting to feel better. Thanks to this app.
    Shand001 Shand001 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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    The One And Only....waymor

    I kinda got a laugh when I came across the name of this group. People never cease to amaze me. I've worked in the retail business most of my life. Believe me when I say I've seen all kinds. It wasn't near as bad when I started as it is now. It's strange the way society and peer...
    Waymor Waymor 46-50, M 5 Responses Mar 23, 2012

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    I'm always me and myself

    but sometimes I think it would be nice to be someone else. I'm tiered of feeling insecure and second guessing, I'm fed up of being misunderstood.
    annoname annoname 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 5

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    We Are Not All Going To Like Each Other Anyway.

    As  those closest to me know, I have Asperger, as do three of my children.  It makes me a little quirky, and yes a bit weird.  Okay I can be blunt, tactless and my sense of humour is never aligned with anyone else’s. But I really have grown to love myself...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Feb 8, 2010

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    At the end of the day,

    being fake only rewards you with other fake things. No one wants: fake happiness, fake love, fake friends, fake success, or fake money.
    mindoftblack mindoftblack 36-40, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Their Loss

    I have always been different. I like who I am. I am a Mom. A free spirit. A good person. A healthcare professional. I have a big heart. I am funny and like to do off the wall crazy things. I love making people laugh. I am non-judgemental. I love art. I am passionate about the...
    RedTearsFall RedTearsFall 31-35, F 15 Responses Jun 22, 2012

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    The Group Title Isn't Just A Statement But Appears To Be Fullfilling

    "I Would Rather Be Myself And Disliked Than Fake And Adored"This Group Title isn't just a Statement of just the likes being of an "Opinion" (Of Mine), but (Is!), being a reality that is happening!Being on EP for 4 years and I feel now like a "Stranger" here.It behaves just like...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2013

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    Where Is The Point....

    So where is the point in triying to convince others that you are good, and act hypocrite.... to please them, to gain something from them. In the end that fake image is not you. So yes I rather be hated for being myself, for being honest, than be some candy sweet that just wants...
    Calipri Calipri 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 20, 2012

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    You know what I mean!

    A fake can't call you a fake for exposing their truth! End of story Goodnight fellas
    AYEZOOS AYEZOOS 18-21, M Apr 9

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    I'm me. I don't follow

    and I don't lead. I merely do my own thing. I'm by myself 90% of my day, so it's not hard to be myself. I have no reason to not be genuine to people; I'm happy with who I am. Plus, nothing good comes out of being fake. You'll either slip up one day and everyone will see your...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M Feb 17

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    You Don't Fight Monsters By Becoming One.

    You can only be yourself. You can only be true to yourself. You need have self respect and treat others as you hope you would be treated. You can not be more funny or talented or beautiful or intelligent than you are. You can only be yourself. Liars and show offs always get...
    KatarinaVonSweet KatarinaVonSweet 36-40, F 13 Responses Sep 7, 2012

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    rachelle1972 rachelle1972 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    pinkhairedgirl pinkhairedgirl 70+, F 5 Responses Feb 2

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    CrushOnPhilBrooks CrushOnPhilBrooks 16-17, F Jan 28

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    I am myself... The parts I know about myself.

    I don't know much about myself or if this is an issue. I feel like my life is a maze (without any string to guide me) yet I know so much about myself. I feel I will never be an entire person. I am just a faded and ,hence, fading.
    theDoomProject theDoomProject 13-15, M Mar 10

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    Swear I've been changing

    and dreams I've been chasing. Even when opinions maintaining reasons for the hating. So please excuse my language while I scream, "Eff the hatred!" I'm tired of walking on eggshells, like a hen, I have to get out of this pen! That's why I use this pen. I'm tired of bending...
    MizzyPilot MizzyPilot 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Honest To A Fault

    I have a little problem...okay, maybe it's a big problem. I am a southern belle but dammit if I don't speak my mind! My brother has told me I lacked tact but I prefer not to sugarcoat crap and try to convince you it's candy. Hell..if that were the case, I'd run for office! lol...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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    After a little time in this long life (I mean;

    I'm pretty young) I realized that if you want to be loved or adored, you will have to be hated. Not becouse the 'fuking war of being awesome' and stuff, but becouse to be loved more then an average person, you're gonna have to be weirder then the averege person. And in the same...
    someone1113 someone1113 22-25, F Jan 21

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    Its easier to tell the truth then to lie

    and tell another lie to cover that one up!!
    JustMe0923 JustMe0923 13-15, M Jan 21

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    I do beleive that we pretend to please others,

    you change your hair to fit the trend, you wear the clothes in the store how they show you, you dare not to alter it, because you want to please. You say and do things to be like others and you alter your behavour to fit the crowd you are talking to. You change your voice and...
    CharleighBrazil CharleighBrazil 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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