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I Am Not Perfect, and Never Will Be

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    Is there such thing as perfect?

    Really? I will take the imperfect one. The one that is a little different, well it's perfect to me. How would I describe "perfect" ... first I would assume whatever it is lacks originality and is a dime a dozen, boring, standard issue, no surprises, same every time, nothing...
    lake1107 lake1107 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    My husband had ****** up my head over the years

    with his internet cheating. And every time I caught him, he would say sorry. I would take him back. For a while I felt like didn't deserve a loyal spouse because how he made me feel about myself... I ended up having an affair because I got tired of someone making feel...
    Shawneeluv Shawneeluv 22-25, F Nov 2, 2014

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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 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 5 Responses Sep 24, 2014

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    im not perfect and i dont want to be.

    your imperfections...theyre perfect.
    classylips classylips 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    JBStoner JBStoner 41-45 3 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    But I try my best and my boyfriend doesn't

    but acts like he is the hardest worker in the entire ******* world
    krazykaylove krazykaylove 22-25, F Feb 14

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    I made mistakes, I learned.

    . and I will keep on having imperfections and am not afraid..
    lostintropics lostintropics 31-35, F Nov 3, 2014

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    I cut and get depressed.

    I wish I didn't but I do. I've been crying this past week and I don't even know why. But normally when I have problems I listen to music but now I found myself reading books. Ohh how I wish I can trust people. I just wish stuff really happened from books.
    GirlWhoCuts GirlWhoCuts 13-15, F 7 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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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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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 24, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 3, 2014

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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.
    unknown304 unknown304 16-17, F Sep 28, 2014

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    I sometimes look at the models

    and people in magazines and on t.v. and I get upset.Those people seem so "perfect" and i even find myself feeling bad because of it.The best clothes, the best houses ,beautiful faces and bodies to die for.Then I realize, I can buy all the makeup, the best clothes and shoes,and...
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2014

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    I alawys try to make them believe i'm not

    perfect AND I'll never be
    helarebah helarebah 22-25, F Feb 14

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    I am not perfect. I know I will never be

    perfect. I know there is no such thing as perfect. That does not make life easier though. We strive to be perfect, to be the best, to do everything right the first time, every time. This is insane but it is true. Then, when everything falls apart we feel like we have failed and...
    kdone kdone 31-35, F Dec 9, 2014

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2014

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    M suffering from inner sadness nothing can make

    me happy I have my family I love them bt he is also my life he doesn't understand me he ignores me he is director on a tv channel he has many options bt I don't have any job this thing make me so ill n sick he abused me he taunt me i always cry for him
    Chineselight Chineselight 26-30, F Feb 19

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    True

    Me? Prefect. Nah... The day  that I'm prefect is the day the world end.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 10, 2011

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    But I will strive to be

    as close to it as I can.
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2014

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    I hate when people tell Other people they're

    perfect. Because they're not. Nobody is, you may not be happy with your body? But guess what. Nobody is, I remember going through a list on things I want to change about my body, I said "once these happen I won't gripe again." But guess what? I still wasn't happy, and I never...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2014

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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, 2014

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    riffraffman riffraffman 36-40, M Jan 20

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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, 2014

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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 18-21, F Sep 25, 2014

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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 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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    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.
    unknown304 unknown304 16-17, F Sep 7, 2014

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    dre07 dre07 18-21, M Jul 3, 2014

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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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    What's the fun in being perfect?

    Sitting at the front of the class and answering every question? Sitting at your desk the second you get home o do homework and study then strait away going to etiquette class? Going to bed at seven o clock? This doesn't sound like a perfect life. Staying up late and sleeping in...
    mejustbeingme123 mejustbeingme123 13-15, F Jan 4

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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, 2014

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    Alijumah Alijumah 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 18

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    At least I've come to understand

    that I don't need to meet other peoples expectations or perceptions. Life isn't perfect & I'm a part of it. Which is a fact & not a failure. Not achieving perfection is fine, everyone makes mistakes. I'm learning to let go of unrealistic expectations & to just live ! No, it's...
    Karliya Karliya 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2014

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    I'm not perfect, nor do I try to be

    because that goal is impossible to achieve. I've done bad ****, in fact I am some bad news altogether but I'm still trying to better myself and such. I guess I'll attempt to become a better role model for myself and others around me. ^~^
    Frostbitten09 Frostbitten09 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 14

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    Heck no I am not perfect

    and never ever will be; that is how God made me. But It sure would be nice to find a lady that thought I was perfect enough for her in her own eyes!
    wjk1849 wjk1849 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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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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    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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