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I Am Trying to Be a Better Person

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    I feel like I'm pathetic.

    I have a huge crush on my Econ teacher and is know I'll never have a chance. he's married, has children, and he's 43. I love him so much but why can't I be normal and like someone my age? *sigh*
    ladysuffragette ladysuffragette 16-17, F May 7

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    By This I Mean...

    I mean that I am trying to be a better person through learning and teaching. I am trying not to hate or hold grudges as they will do nothing for my future.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2009

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    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I experienced a past

    that made me into an introverted and insecure girl. My dad did not have good parenting skills, and he would use aggressive and angry behavior towards me ever since I could remember. My mother was nice, but she never stopped him from hurting me and I sometimes I think about that...
    sofiaolivia sofiaolivia 22-25, F 3 Responses May 15

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    Today I betrayed someone's trust.

    I took a break from speaking to them for a long time and when we reconnected, I went back to my old ways. I am a good person and I will make better decisions. This person that I have hurt constantly tells me that I will never amount to anything differently but I know better. I...
    TheSimpleButterfly TheSimpleButterfly 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    A Recent Conversation I Had With Myself

        I wish we could forgive each other.    You're better off without me, and I know it.    I'm so sorry it had to be this way :(   I thought I forgave you, but then I realized I am angry with how you haven't forgiven me.  Which...
    einzelnwolf einzelnwolf 22-25 2 Responses Jan 10, 2009

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    Be The Best Me I Can Be. And The List I Came Up With 2 Do That.

    Happiness is something that you get from within yourself, you create it. Its not something thats external, it took me sometime to figure this out, A guru once gave this example; You are standing with your back to the sun, you see your shadow, you are amazed by it and want to hold...
    BIRDSiVIEW BIRDSiVIEW 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 17, 2010

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    Trying...

    I am trying to be a better person. I am trying to be someone that people actually want to be around, but I am not living up to it....I want to be a better person, btu I am just not. Maybe I am meant to be a bad person, someone who is meant to be alone, and meant to have people...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 14, 2010

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    I found out today that I haven't progressed

    as far as I thought I had. I did something today that hurt someone. I feel genuinely depressed for the first time in a long time. *sigh* Well, I better go make amends.
    notafraid777 notafraid777 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    Related Experiences

    I am working hard at trying to be a better person, it's not easy but in the end will be worth it, and after the recent events of what happen involving me and my fiancée's...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    The mistakes I did in the past, those I cannot undo. And while I am not proud of the past, I am not afraid to say that it has helped me become what I am now...Not perfect. Many...
    spinsteronthemove spinsteronthemove 36-40 3 Responses Aug 8

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    For our loved ones here and who have passed on, because they truly walk in beauty, because they opened to me I opened to them.. they accept and love my shortcomings and find...
    sister11 sister11 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    I'm so intensely jealous of women who have children that it's affecting my everyday life. My two best friends are both pregnant (one is actually in labour right now!) and I can't...
    bebyvee bebyvee 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    I think being a better person begins with accepting myself how I am first. How can I put forth the effort necessary to improve something I do not love? I am a human being. I...
    Aurinne Aurinne 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 20

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    Stop all this and want to improve myself as a better person
    HassanKhan1996 HassanKhan1996 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    Four months ago, I was a pot smoking, deceiving, horrible liar. For many monthes I was like that and tore my family and my self apart. I am now a better person and don't do those...
    elainapaige12 elainapaige12 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I've gone through a lot, some my fault and some the way the world works. I want to learn from my mistakes and be a better person.
    lsmith17 lsmith17 26-30, F Aug 13

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    I have made too many mistakes in my life I just want to be a better person
    NYPD2495 NYPD2495 16-17, M 5 Responses Aug 14

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    After my first serious relationship went to pieces I realized that in order for me to find someone new I must first work on myself to be the best me I can be. Maybe you all can...
    Boochee Boochee 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    i always try to be a better person ,how i can be ... i think ,people should not lose their naturality ,but naturality is only what that we get from our parents , society and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 17

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    This is to everyone who wants to be come a better persons (:
    FindingTheRealMe FindingTheRealMe 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I truly believe that I am a better person because of you. My life would not be the same without you. You are a strong independent woman, and very intelligent. Always know how to...
    auwayz420 auwayz420 41-45, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I want to become a better person so if u not my age or at least 18-21 I'm takin you out my circle sorry and thank you in advance
    LovelessTeen LovelessTeen 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I did it. I ended it. I'm trying very hard to be fair, and give her a month to get out of my apartment, but she keeps trying to manipulate me into letting her stay longer. I'm just...
    Ag0405 Ag0405 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm trying really hard, but if I lived the life they wanted me too I'd be quite bored
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    Trying to become more humble more caring and more sincere
    miz0217 miz0217 18-21, M Aug 10

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    Grumpy: Don't break anything. (Again)Me:I wont!Grumpy: Coz I wouldn't want to spend days trying to fix things again.Me: *evil grin* 🙊
    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    Everyone always says no one is perfect. For most people when they first hear, "no one is perfect", they give up on perfection. No one is perfect though, except Jesus, but nobody is...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 13-15, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    "In the end, nothing changes." This quote had entered my mind a few days ago, and it's making me go through the five stages of grief. Recently, I became separated from 98% of...
    Laevateinn Laevateinn 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    Being a mom is changeling sometimes for me, especially when your 3 year old tries to run your life. That's fine with me. My son came to my life when there was no purpose of it...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Better than those who wrecked me. Poor but better so far.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 9

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    Anger management doesn't help at all!!! it just annoys me, I'm not a rude or mean person idk..maybe I have to search a little deeper inside myself to figure out what causes all the...
    M0ka M0ka 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    I realize that becoming a better version of ourselves is a bit hard and challenging. we have to Be strong and keep in mind that beginnings will always be the hardest. Little by...
    sayangeiram sayangeiram 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    I believe everything happens for a reason; both the good and the bad. I have a pretty simple home life: my parents are still married, everyone in my house has a job, we have all...
    owens321bam owens321bam 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I'm working on it. But right now I'm in a pretty dark and lonely place. I hope things we'll get better. I think I really just need to get out more, meet people, and work through my...
    ElZombie ElZombie 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    Hey, I just wanted you to know that you have brought out the best of me. I am the person I am because you looked my way. If we were together there would be nothing we could not do...
    lonesojourner lonesojourner 46-50, M Jul 29

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    I am just the way I am. Not wanna pretend for the people around me and not to behave as if I am into their conversation. If something is not interesting for me I am not into it no...
    prasannavenfield prasannavenfield 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I wanna start over...I want new friends, a new personality, everything. I'm tired of being me
    osnapitzama osnapitzama 16-17, F 13 Responses Aug 6

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    I want to be my own person and stop allowing people to influence and show their negativity towards me . I want to be able to help others in need and learn how to truly show love...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I want to be the best person i can be . If i cant be happy i would like others to be happy cause that puts a skile on my face
    miz0217 miz0217 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    I used to be the friendliest person at school and home. After Middle School started, I started to get more closed in and I started to reject people, right now, I'm probably the...
    Zoex3 Zoex3 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Failures make you realize you just have to try again.
    FlyShawtyyy FlyShawtyyy 16-17, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I owe it to myself to work hard. This is my life and I don't want to be pushed around anymore!! I know I can do it. Because now is the time.
    HealingMyHeart HealingMyHeart 18-21, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    No weapon formed against me shall prosper, No it won't work...
    kissssmykiki kissssmykiki 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I really need to start working again. But finding a job is like impossible these days. I could really use some help.
    GabriellaChristine GabriellaChristine 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 29

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    There are things in life that i am grateful for: having a wonderful husband who supports and accepts me for who i am. Having a lovely and silly daughter and having this awesome...
    mypinkrose mypinkrose 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I've decided to enlist with the army. I thought my family would be happy for me but no. They've decided that if I leave they will disown me. I'm still going. No ones going to make...
    tylerw17 tylerw17 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 30

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    I don't mean to air dirty laundry, But I cant keep piling them up. I don't feel like I fit in, and I just can't seem to have genuine friends. A lady I met here, told me, that I...
    bezelbufu bezelbufu 16-17, M Jul 30

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