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I Am Better Person For Overcoming Adversity

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 31 People

    Although I Still Have Some To Overcome

    Then hopefully I'll be better than I am now. What I've overcome so far has made me more compassionate, empathetic and open minded. However I'd like to be more emotionally expressive, warm, and effective with my time.
    Handed Handed 41-45, F Jul 12, 2012

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    Adversity Does Not Make You Stronger, It Proves You Were Strong To Begin With

    I am suffering from a huge dose of adversity overload. I have battled MDD or (major depressive disorder), 10+ deaths in my family (one of them was my only brother to suicide), cancer and its treatments, financial ruin, loss of my home....you get the picture. Life knocks me down...
    adversityoverload adversityoverload 51-55, F Jun 21, 2013

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    Adversity Does Not Make You Stronger, It Proves You Were Strong To Begin With

    Over the years I have tried to maintain an optimistic attitude about life. As "life" happened it got harder. Those of us with empathy for others realize that being asked to get back up just one more time can seem overwhelming. Clinical depression is not an attitude...it's more...
    adversityoverload adversityoverload 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 21, 2013

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    I really should thank you for it Emily. Because of you I am a better person. Before we met I used to be a way different person. Not caring about certain things. Only wanting to do...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response May 14

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    it went from being a better person and a extremely strong person to an extremely crazy person that hasn't slept in a year. I wonder what kind of person I'll be a few years later in...
    arthuralferez arthuralferez 31-35, M May 6

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    I I've definitely been through some crazy stuff in my life, but that just made me a determined person, a courageous person and an ambitious person. I am a better person because of...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses May 7

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    When I was 15 I lost one of the most important people in my life as his partner murdered him. We have never been able to prove the death of him but we know what happened. I am now...
    Babushka9 Babushka9 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't know if I'm a better person since I'm judging from my point of view so I'm not totally objective about this. But yeah, after years of having to deal with ******** who...
    ChubbyFox ChubbyFox 18-21, M May 7

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    i have lots of friends...and lots of personal problems...why i feel so lonely everytime i have issues...i can't tell anybody or reach out for help...and i am trying to be a better...
    Sj1287 Sj1287 22-25, F 2 Responses May 16

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    Just trying to be the best man, human being and person I can each and every day to make my daughter proud. Always trying to be a better person tomorrow than I was today.
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 3 Responses May 21

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    I feel like I'm not good enough so often. Not good enough for what? I don't exactly know. I feel insane because of my rape fantasies, and oftentimes feel like I am truly just an...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 3

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    I'm always trying to be a better person, but some times its hard. but like someone once said " third time never fails " but they never told you that I would get my butt whooped for...
    btiny13 btiny13 13-15, F 3 Responses May 7

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    I so want to be a better person. I try to be caring, loving, and supportive. but I am not terribly trusting. so very few witness this from me. although I may seem aloof, I am...
    evolnillef evolnillef 70+, F 2 Responses May 24

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    I've learnt so much from bad experiences in my past and that has really helped me be a better person now. I am constantly trying to improve.
    melwynslife melwynslife 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    How can I become a better person
    lms2001 lms2001 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I think that (based on my experiences) I am a very charmful person for those who are kind & polite people. I don't know why? Even for the very 1st time of our meeting. I am not...
    A11Willy A11Willy 26-30, F 1 Response May 16

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    I always want to be better than others though in real life I try to appear humble as much as I can ... There are few things I m not happy with myself - I m easily distracted, I m...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 5 Responses May 2

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    I don't think I need to better myself in the terms of kindness. I get told all the time that I am very sweet and kind, even when I don't think I'm displaying and kindness or...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 2 Responses May 14

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    I'm currently trying hard to let go of the negatives in my life. I'm having hard time to get over the hatred I have toward this guy. But I am doing my best. I think it's just a...
    masmelo masmelo 18-21, F 6 Responses May 1

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    Your Scars Aren’t You Struggles are just part of growing up. They’re part of living. Everyone has them, whether it’s physical, emotional, financial, family or relationship...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    Merely results in knowing who have good attitudes and who are simply flawed. Apply this with current friends who are respectful, life ahead will just get better abd better for you...
    deadpooled deadpooled 22-25, M 1 Response May 8

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    I have a hard time showing my feelings and it doesn't help that I'm an awkward and antisocial person at times to people I don't really know, so Kinda come off as a pretty rude...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 12

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    But hopefully, we all improve as a result of the challenges we've faced, right? So I've been divorced and a single parent, so have millions of other people. So what if my ex...
    ThirtySevenX ThirtySevenX 46-50, M 3 Responses May 21

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    i think so often when people converse, they focus too much on trying to relate to the other person, so the conversation turns into a series of exchanges of personal anecdotes...
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    You gave me borrowed confidence. I held onto it. You have me false hope. I made it real. You gave me unrealistic dreams. I made them happen. You made empty promises. I fulfilled...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    Suffering in Silence I’m the girl everyone envies-smart, pretty, financially stable, American. I have the “good life.” Like any other “suburban brat,” I annoy people...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F 3 Responses May 7

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    I am beginning to realize I am a terrible person. I am a hypocrite and a backstabber. Just the other day I felt a desire to kill everyone in my classroom, imagining them all dead...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 16-17, M 3 Responses May 10

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    Been through a lot. Lost a lot along the way. Confidence, peace of mind, friendships, too. However, God is good, and I'm looking at the negative through positive lenses, because...
    ImJustANobody ImJustANobody 26-30, M 1 Response May 18

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    Hello everyone. Long time no post. I deleted most of my stories. The last time I posted a story was last year in April. So, I finished high school last year (omg, I was so happy...
    NisMat NisMat 16-17, F 1 Response May 20

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    i ruined a great relationship with the girl i love because i'm a terrible person. I think i like suffering because it's what i'm used to. I've been through so much and i was...
    IamTheReject IamTheReject 18-21, M 5 Responses May 22

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    I want to be a positive force, for there is so much negativity in this world. just by becoming a little bit better by each day. closer and closer to my dream as days goes by meoww...
    supermeow supermeow 18-21, M May 24

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    I am a very sensitive person. And i hv been brought up by my parents like a princess, i got best of the things since my childhood without even doing anything n thats the reason why...
    nats05 nats05 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am a messy person, and I say things that I don't think about it and regrets it
    dalaloon dalaloon 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Lost track for sometime , it's time to get back - Have enough sleep - Eat proper food - Keep my mind calm always :)
    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F 2 Responses May 4

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    Skeptically been upholding in that thoughts of being inadequate. I look upon myself and doubted with fear that I couldn't find myself incapable of handling situation. My body...
    jfallorde jfallorde 18-21, M 3 Responses May 5

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    Pain thought you lesson.. Sometimes it is what you need in order to understand and accept the truth. Behind the pain and the aches lies the memories, experiences, that moment...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 6

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    Someone fake can inspire you to be real. Someone with 2 faces can inspire you to show your real one. Someone closed-off can inspire you to be open. Someone detached can inspire you...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    Look to the past for inspiration and the future for direction.
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    Accepting the past unleashes new possibilities for the future.
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    For 7 years I was in an abusive marriage. I am just now getting out of it. Although I wish I could start over and do everything differently, I am so happy that I can now help...
    AllieLeigh AllieLeigh 26-30, F May 8

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    …………………………..so thanks for that………………………..
    AutumnBliss AutumnBliss 46-50, F 1 Response May 12

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