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I Am Trying to Be a Better Person

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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 2 Responses May 15

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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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    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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    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 1 Response 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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    Related Experiences

    I constantly try and reach to be better. More understanding, more patient, more giving, more thoughtful, in every aspect of life I try and be a better person in general always work...
    Atromitos Atromitos 31-35 39 mins ago

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    I realize that I try so hard to do all these good things for myself. I try so hard to be better, understand more, learn new things, you know... just do anything and everything that...
    genuinelywise genuinelywise 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I am becoming a better person because of the things I've been through. I am learning you cannot fight fire with fire and the only way to a better life is thinking positive. Living...
    faithmonyai faithmonyai 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I'm not sure if this counts but I see that from what I have been through, it has made me a better person. Basically, since I was 5 years old my parents have been separated. My...
    edenfw edenfw 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    it only takes just one person to change your whole life around (for the better), this can either be yourself, or a person who you cross paths in life, and inspired you to become a...
    Elizabeth1411 Elizabeth1411 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I want to improve my character and start being a better person, being a better me. I want to learn lessons from experiences in my life and seek new heights. I want to improve my...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    There is a man who has changed me in so many amazing ways. For the sake of this story, I shall name him Danny. When I met Danny a year and a smidge ago, I was this overly...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    For every person that has taken me through heartache and pain,and disappointment I'm a better person because I now know what type of people to avoid now. I'm very thankful for that...
    strawberry38 strawberry38 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    My boyfriend and I had been together since our freshman year of High School until this summer, the summer before senior year. We'd been together for two and a half years. In...
    fantasizingrealist fantasizingrealist 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Being the type to prove that i can be the better person, than ANYBODY could,would, or expect me to be. 🌹
    Richesss Richesss 16-17, F Jun 28

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    I'm so lonely and don't know what to do.. I just need a friend. Is that too much to wish? Everyone have left when I needed them, maybe I should chance myself and learn to be a...
    lostandalone98 lostandalone98 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I wanna be a better person by being more outgoing and not being so shy. I want to be able to be social and talk to people without a problem. I want to be closer to God and follow...
    ShyProdigy ShyProdigy 13-15, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I always want to be better than the previous day.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 35 mins ago

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    First, about friendships. I get too close to the people I like. I don't mind it. Just that I feel that it must become heavy for them. I want to not be a burden on them. I want to...
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    All of the hatred on here is really disappointing. Everytime I read on an experience there are people cutting you down. I hate that. If I don't agree with the post, I move on...
    Octobersage Octobersage 22-25 2 Responses Jul 17

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    You know I really want to change for the better. Lately, I've been thinking if only I could turned back the time I could go back to my past self and ask him to stop playing...
    therunnerkidinside therunnerkidinside 26-30, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Totally agree to this. I feel like our experiences in life will make us better people. And hopefully someone will listen to me and take my advice for what I've been through. I'm...
    carebear1019 carebear1019 31-35, F Jun 29

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    When I was younger my older sisters bullied me! When I was in my late teens and 20's they would criticize me, judge me unjustly and report me to my very unrealistically...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    How can one be better with anxiety and heart palpitations? I want to get healthy and strong for my kids. Can this be stress? Is working out the way to go?
    iaboswell iaboswell 41-45, M 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I'm not the person I truly want to be because petty things like anger and resentment get in the way.
    ChildOfWinter ChildOfWinter 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    when I was little my parents were very well not good parents I would cry and they would send me away to a hospital pump me full of meds then send me home. when I was 12 I was...
    Yungbug Yungbug 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Sometimes I get so depressed that I can't even get out of bed in the morning. I feel so worthless for not having anyone and it eats away at me. I just wanna be happy and confident...
    gabriellaxx gabriellaxx 18-21, F 2 Responses 42 mins ago

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    When I was sixteen (19 years ago), I had a bad car wreck. It was technically my fault. We rear ended a school bus. I was driving like any sixteen year old, checking the mirror...
    truthandbeauty truthandbeauty 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I'd been dating my ex boyfriend for almost 3 years and spent literally every moment together at his instance. I love him and did throughout the relationship but the last few months...
    milanoie milanoie 22-25, F Jul 11

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    I remember this time last year when I was getting ready to go working & traveling around Australia, lots of my friends were so excited & happy for me. Others haven't spoken to me...
    verityjay verityjay 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Am soo hard on myself, that I cant even enjoy a spoon of ice cream without feeling guilty.. Or even sleep well, as i feel am wasting time.. Aaaahhhhhhh!!!
    RabbitPaws RabbitPaws 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    .... Not so sure but I sure hell like to believe so .
    romi777 romi777 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Stop going for the crumbs, When the cake is right in front of you
    palmtreespring91 palmtreespring91 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I hate being jealous and being over reactive all the time. I just want to be able to be calm all the time.
    prettylittlemiss prettylittlemiss 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    By forgiving. Forgiving is like letting someone put you through hell but let them get away. I need to learn how to forgive; honestly.
    AcousticLover AcousticLover 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have done things i regret...i have cut myself since 8th grade, i let my grades slip so bad, and ive made poor decisions all around. I want to change....just need a little push...
    Haylzz1996 Haylzz1996 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I need to stop procrastinating. I've had 6 weeks to do all of my summer homework, and yet I've barely gotten any of it done. I only have two weeks left until school starts, and I'm...
    therealjeric therealjeric 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't think I'm a bad human being, I just think that the things I do can be pretty unforgivable sometimes. Maybe it's my teenage years, or my lack of experience or lack of...
    Cue0811 Cue0811 18-21 1 day ago

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    All my life (since I've been old enough to think about my faith and my walk with Jesus) I've had problems with being lukewarm. Lately, I feel I keep falling further and further...
    brittanys13 brittanys13 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 16

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    I want to be a better Christian, so I can love others without even questioning it, or thinking about it. I've always judged people before I actually met them, and in certain I was...
    LoverofKids LoverofKids 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    I've always known I wasnt perfect. Never once claimed I was. I know ill always have room to improve my life and how I live this life. Learning to ignore negative people and their...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    It's been an uphill climb but I really am making progress. I am a better person now than I was when I joined EP. I owe it all to my best friend in the whole world, the love of my...
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    I know I write a lot here, but it's very therapeutic for me because these thoughts are constantly racing around in my head and getting them out is healthy. I usually wouldn't write...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    Honestly I just don't know anymore every time I try to be positive on life things just go bad again. Every since 7th grade things haven't been all that but things didn't really get...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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