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I Accept Responsibility For My Own Actions

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    I have made poor choices in my life,

    and I accept that I have hurt people. Unfortunately it is indeed life, you get carried away you fly high and enjoy the pleasures to much, and want more than I know I should. I did not make a mistake, that's like putting on the wrong shoe. I choose this and I am ashamed. I wanted...
    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F 7 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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    Inspiration

    I enjoy Sunday mornings, when the rest of my family is still asleep, and I can have some quiet 'me' time. I make some coffee, and settle down with EP.  I read some, I comment some, I talk to some friends, and if it's a good day, I get to laugh. This particular story is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Nov 11, 2012

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    I once completely stopped taking a medication

    without the doctors advisement. The side effects I thought outweighed the positive and after a few years of bleeding gums and lots of other effects, I stopped taking it. The side effect of quitting cold turkey was death. Needless to say, my gamble paid off and although I don...
    djjak djjak 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    When I know I've messed up no matter how hard

    it is I'll always admit it. Honesty is the best policy
    Getcrunk12 Getcrunk12 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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    I take full responsibility

    for the people I have hurt! Guilt and shame have cluttered my mind and heart. I'm slowly re-learning to love myself again and it feels great :-)
    gypsybelle gypsybelle 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 5, 2014

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    For some mass of folk,

    this isn't a valid mark;accepting responsibility for their very own actions.For some actions are mental illness induced and they are always blamed for thems and their existence is carried to the verge of chaos I have toted a step in their shoes and I must conclude,therefore,not...
    Depaysement Depaysement 70+, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    wolffive wolffive 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 1

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    Yup.....

    I will take full responsibility for my actions......as soon as my actions start behaving more responsibly.
    NotHisBabydoll NotHisBabydoll 41-45, F 11 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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    This group is great. It contains

    so many people. This is where the action is. Acceptance and Commitment to change.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2014

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    I accept that I scared him away.

    .....and I am so depressed because of it.
    jbuggirl jbuggirl 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    If I ever win the lottery I am taking my wife

    and children and my mothers parents to a paid everything. Everyone else will get nothing from me as everyone else sucks.
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    I accept responsibility

    for decisions I've made, however it doesn't diminish the sadness I feel. Tonight I'm not feeling strong, I'm not feeling brave. I'm just feeling sad and lonely, pining after someone I miss desperately in every conceivable way.
    FiveCrimes FiveCrimes 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    People tell me I'm going to get fat.

    And people tell me I'm going to make it harder for everyone including myself. But at this point i'm willing to take that responsibility. There are ways to be fat and healthy and ways to be active and productive. And being turned down for a job or health care because of your...
    BigRhett BigRhett 22-25, M 6 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    I was told that I'd regret getting tattoos.

    I don't! I was told I'd regret going out in just my panties (effectively) because of the type of person I'd attract. I don't! I accept I may not make that many good decisions in my life, but I will take responsibility just the same!
    Dkfscom95 Dkfscom95 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 24, 2014

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    People often underestimate the trust

    and heart involved in owning up to your actions. Many attempt to push blame from themselves to other people, nature, or other factors that aren't themselves. However, it seldom benefits the person in questions. When you admit you made a mistake it shows great maturity and shows...
    LawlessK LawlessK 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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    I accept responsibility

    for my own actions regardless of what they are. If and when I have offended others, I will apologize to them and make things right for everyone.
    joanwilliams joanwilliams 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    AuntieShani AuntieShani 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 23, 2014

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    Once upon a time when humans started thinking

    and understanding how special they are they learned many things on how to be and act like human also at the same they do mistakes when there is no choice for them but admit it later and accept the punishment or the affected one will forgive and it was common for all. But things...
    psycruler psycruler 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    And because of this, I am able to move on with

    my life and better myself. For so long, I thought taking responsibility for faults and mistakes made me appear stupid. It wasn't until I became older that I realized accepting responsibility shows strength, honesty, and initiative to do better. I am not ashamed of who I am, what...
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    I absolutely accept responsibility

    for my own actions & the consequences thereof....but what I will not do is pay for someone else's mistake.
    justsuzy justsuzy 56-60, F 9 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    One thing I have learned in my half century

    plus one on this planet is that I am more than willing to take responsibility for my actions. They were mine. How could I not? Oh sure there were external factors, circumstances that factored in. There always are. But in the end, the decisions, be they good or bad, were mine.It...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    After living with chronic pain

    for twenty years I know what things I should not do, so I have no excuse for lifting more than I should this weekend Tonight after an hour of yoga and a long hot shower I am now enjoying a tall glass of 18 year scotch in my most comfortable chair and thankful for the easing of...
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 5 Responses Jan 18

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    I hate blame culture.

    People that look for excuses as why things have not turned out as they expected. A lot of prejudice and racism I believe comes from this. I always like to take responsibility for myself. Get informed and make a decision based on what I believe. If I make a mistake I will hold my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 17, 2014

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    Cheekychopss Cheekychopss 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 18

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    Im with a typical bad boy you know the one

    that cheats ,smoke weed, no job makes money off the streets,but in some cases he can be a good man and I do believe in change BUT DAMN What does a woman do when she find that a good man is what she's after but she's too deep into the bullshit to get away from the bad boy.
    LuxuriousBitch LuxuriousBitch 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    I am In no way perfect.

    .. I have no problem admitting it in anyway. I make mistakes all the time and don't mind apologizing or owning up to it when I have to to. I would like to think it's a very important quality in life to have when you can admit where you are wrong you can learn how to fix it...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    You have to or you will try

    and spend your whole life blaming someone else. You did whatever so face what ever comes your way. Good or bad
    willylover1 willylover1 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2014

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    The world owes me nothing.

    I take full responsibility for my role in life and I understand that it isn't always easy or fair.
    spiteyourface spiteyourface 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2014

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    reeessa reeessa 13-15, F 10 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    Great change brings palpable discomfort.

    Today, I made the statement to be released from my marital status in the most peaceful and constructive way. In anticipation of a rough ride, still I give thanks: orange light turns green -for hope. There is always a solution for everything, under grace. May things turn out...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 21 Responses Jan 1

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    Hmmmmm....Round one As thoughts pass

    through my mind where start where to begin .. So let this be the !st of many more to come .. What brings me to EP ..Questions seeking answers ... Answers seeking Questions Over the years as my life passes by in the few relationship's I have Lived in I'm NOT finding...
    joophomme joophomme 41-45 3 Responses Jan 11

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    I engaged in an extramarital affair

    for the past year and a half with the same man that has been discovered.... twice. I am not a bad person though people may not like what I am doing. This is not something either of us set out to do, but the undeniable, uncontrollable, underlying emotions continuously sweep us...
    ShyneeLady ShyneeLady 51-55, F 11 Responses Jan 11

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    My own stupidity has led me to

    where I am right now. Ah well, denial, I was in denial.
    Literaturegirl Literaturegirl 46-50, F 12 Responses May 20, 2014

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    I may not always do this at first,

    but I certainly do after I have time to think about a situation. I believe honesty is important for everyone and I wish more people were honest and responsible.
    Leofflaed Leofflaed 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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    im leaving work an hour early.

    ..... hmmm.......
    ocifersanchez ocifersanchez 31-35, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    Still, I'm not responsible

    for the misinterpretations or misgivings of others. ...and I'm not responsible for those who wounded my soul. They can take that up with Divine Spirit. I will tell the truth and will continue to respect the integrity that comes with being honest. I will keep tuning in to...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    Don't Blame Someone Else

    I take full responsibility for where I am today....In a sexless, loveless, affection-less, marriage. I won't blame him for my 20-years of pain and loneliness because I could have left at any time, and yet I am still here. There are several reasons why I chose to stay over the...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 60 Responses Nov 28, 2011

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    I make more than my fair share of mistakes

    but try to learn from each of them!
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 5

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    I accept. I should. but I need to remember I

    can't go back and change them. just live and learn.
    littlesadone littlesadone 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    "For every action, there is an equal

    and opposite reaction." - Newton. If you can't handle the reaction, then don't do the action.
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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    Every experience is just another important

    life lesson.-disappointments and failure are two of the surest stepping -stones to syccess. So don't let a hard lesson harden your heart.
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 13, 2014

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    I always accept responsibility

    for my action and i think everyone should do this!
    Rebekah3 Rebekah3 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    What's the worst thing

    that can happen when accepting responsibility and consequences of your own actions, decisions, and choices? You build character! Its lies that cut you down and keep you there
    aloneinthekitchen aloneinthekitchen 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 19

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    I found out my home was robbed during my visit

    to my sisters during thanksgiving visit......the term "**** Life" just does not seem to cut it, everything just seems to HATE me ever so much.
    LovingDead LovingDead 22-25, M 4 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    I am not a fan of asking people to do things

    for me. So usually, I do things for myself. If I managed to phuck up my food, that is because I didnt cook it well. Or maybe I cooked it too much. When I overshaved my eyebrows, I didnt blame the mirror. I sorta of blamed my eyesight though. If I didnt wake up early, I do not...
    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 8 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    I did psychadellic drugs

    when I was 19 years old. Now I am healthy and rich. It showed me the way. It's a death of the ego.
    louisthe17th louisthe17th 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    im 15 weeks pregnant

    and the thought of dedicating my life to my future child feels SO wrong i dont want to waste my life. i cant settle and i cant live trying to fill others expectations. i feel like my soul has always had such a strong fire for freedom and im slowly walking towards this cage that...
    lemonadelaide lemonadelaide 26-30, F 44 Responses 5 days ago

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    If I have done something I shouldn't have,

    then I will accept my own fate.
    Lollipop948 Lollipop948 13-15, M 3 Responses Jan 7

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    A few years ago, as I got out of my car,

    a big gust of wind blew my door into another car. It took me a while to locate the owner. We exchanged info and I paid for the damage. I got a thank you in the mail saying they could not believe that I didn't just leave while I had the chance. Here are the reasons I did not...
    SweetMae SweetMae 61-65, F 6 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    Choices

    I have never taken the totally conventional route in life.  Sure, I have married (twice in fact) and have always worked hard but I have a very strong rebellious streak and will often do things which could be said to be unconventional and in some people's eyes irresponsible...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 16 Responses Mar 7, 2010

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    I am the sum of all my thoughts,

    my deeds and my actions. Good, bad and otherwise. I arrived at where I am today because of them. It took me some time to mature and realize that this is true. ..... I alone am responsible for what has transpired in my life, and I accept that.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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