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I Am Not Perfect, and Never Will Be

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    I called my mom out on this one time.

    I said, "Mom, you want perfect kids." She looked at me, shrugged, and said, "Welllll..." Her expectations are too high.
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F Sep 28

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    I Used To Be A Perfectionist...

    I used to be a perfectionist...but not any more. It still lurks around the corner though...but I push it back whenever it gets too close. I sometimes see it playing peek-a-boo...like it's goading me to come out and play. But perfection doesn't play. It's a liar. Perfection and...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 3 Responses May 10, 2011

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    I need someone to talk to

    but where do I start? I'm just so done. Everyone n everything seem to be killing my spirit slowing
    kellykita21 kellykita21 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Not Perfect!

    Perfect is everything i'm not. In my imperfection i have learnt to accept yours and to be patient with you when you fall. My imperfections have thought me to be very patient with people especially those you care about the most. I have a silly belief  that every human is a...
    emmanuel04 emmanuel04 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2012

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    Imperfect Me!

    I've made tons of stupid mistakes, and later I regretted them. And I've done it over and over again, thousands of times; a cycle of hollow joy and vicious self-hatred. But even so, every time I learned something about myself. I always find beauty in things that are odd and...
    emmanuel04 emmanuel04 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 26, 2013

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    I don't want to be perfect,

    I want to be happy. Sometimes that seems just as hard but I at least know that happiness exists. Perfection can't. I'd rather have a crooked smile than a perfect frown any day.
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I cheated on my boyfriend of three years with a

    married man. I don't regret it even though I should and here is why. I believe that people should never regret anything they said or did because at the moment they did that one thing, they wanted to do it. It's like tricking your mind and yourself to believe you are not okay...
    noregrets0914 noregrets0914 18-21, F Jul 3

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    Like right now. I am trying to reply to

    everyone quickly and perfectly but the messages keep on coming. I really do not mind, I will pull a all nighter if someone messaged me needing help. Thing is though people always want to talk to me while online. Huuuh I will get the hang of this soon or later. Just have to...
    RandomDudeFriend RandomDudeFriend 18-21, M Sep 23

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    I don't understand when people act like I can't

    make a mistake like thy judge me and expect too much from me. Like 4 god's sake I'm jst a human I was born 2 make mistakes I'm not perfect.
    miizfaduma miizfaduma 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    My dad is sort of strange.

    He spends 2 hours every night watering his plants and making sure they are "healthy." That is more time than he spends with me all week. I asked him one time if he loved his plants more than his children, he said "I love you both equally, but plants don't talk back."
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    I'm stuck with learning disabilities,

    ugliness, and flatfoot for as long as I live.......... As long as I live 😔😒😥😖
    wassup305 wassup305 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    My parents don't think so.

    .. I think that's their goal, to have a perfect kid. I won't regret letting them down when I'm older and working as a maid. Their standards for me are too damn high.
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F Sep 7

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    I don't get people sometimes like okay

    when I make a mistake or say something they judge me and criticized me or even to the point where they tell me off like c'mon I'm not even perfect what the hell do the except from me. I just get frustrated at this sometimes
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    dre07 dre07 18-21, M Jul 3

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    I think its impossible to be perfect.

    What is perfect exactly? I think that all that matters is if you are happy with yourself then your prefect for yourself. You can't please every one and be perfect because then you would be a Barbie doll.
    NicoleHFormica NicoleHFormica 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Flesh And Bone

    Sometimes I am very spontaneous and I can be a bit “crazy”. In that moment, the joy of “sin” gets me and it is so nice not to be divine.  Covering myself with humanity fascinates me, it brings me closer to “heaven” and I like being on earth even more. I know some...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Mar 9, 2011

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    Jss Cause I Put My Self Out Doesn't Mean I Want

    Attention ppl Jss Come To Me An I'm Glad About It Cause It Makes Me Happy And I Love To Meet New Ppl(: So Hmu If You Want(:
    BabyKakez323 BabyKakez323 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    Urghh i HATE IT WHEN PPL SAY OR COMMENT THAT I

    ACT PERFECT!!! well sorry for acting like my freaking self!!!!! I JUST DONT WANT TO FIGHT, YELL, SCREAM, etc and i actually want to take what i do seriously =.= Sorry if that somehow annoys u, but that's just how i like it. I dont want any trouble so i dont see why i somehow...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    True

    Me? Prefect. Nah... The day  that I'm prefect is the day the world end.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 10, 2011

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    PANDASAREAWESOME67 PANDASAREAWESOME67 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Attention

    I will never be nor have I ever been perfect. I don't claim to be, so don't expect it. it's just not what I strive for. Don't like it, MOVE ON!!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 22, 2012

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    And You Know...

    I never claimed to be perfect. I never know the right thing to say. I venture a guess that none of us do, but the fundamental difference in what kind of a person you are is how you act when life is coming at you from all sides.
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F Jan 8, 2013

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    Though out my high school years I saw theses

    pretty slim girls who enjoyed their school days and took part in different activities and were just so happy I got bullied for my weight and the way I looked but somehow I got over it then I started uni and just stared my final year but since I feel this is going to be my worst...
    missaquji missaquji 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    I don't think i ever will be perfect to

    anyone's standards so i don't think I'll try to be 'perfect' because some people's definition of that word is seriously messed up
    HidingTheScars HidingTheScars 13-15, F May 4

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    This is why I try my hardest not to judge

    others, because it's not my right to judge others on their imperfections while I also have imperfections
    ash5698 ash5698 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 24

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    I KNOW I'm not perfect

    and I think the only person who is, is Jeffree Star. He's amazing!!:-)
    ChiyoStorm14 ChiyoStorm14 13-15, F May 4

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    I'm going through withdrawals I want to get high

    so bad I'll I have to do is make a call and I'll b high within a hour sounds really f- ing good
    jollybeard jollybeard 36-40, M Jul 26

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    Perfection Is A Myth

    To me perfect is defined by my own acceptance of myself. Since I am always improving and constantly changing who I am and who I want to be, I can never be truly perfect. It has never mattered to me what other people think of me, just what I thought of myself. Perfect is a word...
    Benassi Benassi 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 12, 2012

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    I'm not perfect and never will be .

    .. I use to beat myself up and cry myself to sleep, I even contemplated suicide but the Holy Spirit inside me rose up and Jesus came and showed his love on me and I knew I would never be perfect. I stopped trying. But you don't have to lose hope because god loves you and he wants...
    Idesiretosing Idesiretosing 18-21, F Oct 11

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    I have always tried to be perfect,

    but never will be. Everyone expects me to do everything right. I accidentally do one thing wrong and they all yell at me. I don't know what to do. I can't concentrate on anything anymore.
    dogsareCute16 dogsareCute16 16-17, F Aug 19

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    I started injecting meth about 5 months ago

    if I don't stop I'll probably end up dead Im about to loose every thing I love
    jollybeard jollybeard 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    But I won't do it ever again I promise.

    .. It hurts and it's getting worse
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F Aug 14

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    I Know My Place

    I am not perfect and never will  be but that doesn't stop me doing my damn best to be the best I can be. I come with a past full of mistakes.I come with a future of mistakes to make.I am as I am ~ willing to admit when changes are required. I am an ever changing creature.Who...
    2wiceasnice 2wiceasnice 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    Perfectly Imperfect

    I am perfectly imperfect! Which is just how I planned to be.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 7, 2013

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    I'm by no means perfect,

    I swear sort of like a sailor instead of acting like a girl my age, I have self doubts, I'm insecure, I get discouraged easily, I'm the clumsiest person you will ever see, and I always let my emotions get the best of me. But I guess, by now I've probably learned to accept it. It...
    VasilisaDra VasilisaDra 22-25, F 1 Response May 1

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    No matter how hard I stride

    for perfection, I will never be perfect. My grades aren't perfect, my friends aren't perfect, my family isn't perfect and my life isn't perfect. But I feel it would be better if nothing was perfect. 😃😃
    Alyzza123 Alyzza123 13-15, F Jul 3

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    I Will Never Be Perfect, But I Will Always Be Unique :)

    What is perfect? Do we really know? No I don't think we do. What may be perfect for me may not be for the next person. Strange isn't it? That's now it is so why strive to be then. That's the reason why I am who I am and want to be, for me and no one else, because if you can't...
    Friendlybabe Friendlybabe 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2010

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    I don't want to be perfect!

    Not for myself or for anyone else. I'm happy being me regardless of the many flaws I have, I'm find working on them one step at a time. I'd rather improve myself for the betterment of me than be perfect and get fed up of it all.
    SimplyBeingMe94 SimplyBeingMe94 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    I ****** up bad I slept with someone who's

    married and it sounds fake but he's famous and I don't wanna ruin his marriage and it's hard cause I work for his wife :/
    MyLifeSoundsLikeLies MyLifeSoundsLikeLies 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Me And Only Me

    if you look at me you won't see thin thyis or skinny arms or even dainty fingers not even a flat stomach or a thin face. if you look at my brain serton things are faster then others and slower some don't even connect. if you hear my voice it is not anything special and I am not...
    zoozooangle22 zoozooangle22 13-15, F 2 Responses May 27, 2013

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    Why can't I accept this?

    Oh I know, because my mother decided to punish me for every mistake I ever made. I'm a perfectionist and it ruined my life.
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F Sep 25

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    I am not overly smart,

    I am not fit or slim. I am not pretty, I am not really talented. I am not rich. I am not perfect, and never will be. Thank god for that. Where's the fun in that? We are humans we make mistakes. It makes us unique. So what if I can't speak perfect English and at times I break...
    airleas airleas 26-30, F Sep 23

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    I feel like that's why my ex boyfriend excepted

    of me. I'm sorry but I'm nowhere near perfection and never will be..
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 24

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    Born With A Disease

    i was born with a disease which tries to control my mind, my body , and soul.I have a doctor that is on-call to treat me whenever it starts to spread again and he gives me the anti-biotics to treat  it only surpressing it. He told me that it as long as i am in this world i...
    HeavenlyWarrior HeavenlyWarrior 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 30, 2010

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    Making Mistakes and I Couldn't Care Less

    When l was younger l chased after the perfect me, but then l realized there is no such thing as perfection. l used to really beat myself up for making mistakes.  l now aim to be the best person l can be and if l make mistakes l learn from them and move on.  
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 8 Responses Jan 20, 2009

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    CertainUncertainty CertainUncertainty 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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    Never was and never will be. **** life is too short to waste my precious time to try to be perfect I ain't going to go that **** XD
    ArcticPotato ArcticPotato 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    I never will be perfect, so I stopped letting it bother me. Do you know how refreshing life is when you make that realisation and stop worrying about things you can't change?
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    I woke up this morning, in my sister’s house where I am living now, thinking, “is this really my new reality?” Just a few weeks ago, I was living in a wonderful home with...
    sunlover7866 sunlover7866 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    It's supposed to rain most of the days this following week. It's fitting, because that is how I feel... I want to cry, all this following week. As I've mentioned here and there...