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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, 2014

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    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    It feels like you gotta earn your way in in

    every group or circumstance you are in. It doesnt matter if try to be a better person because the people you hang with is going to critizise every aspect of that while the other people encourage it. Its not easy chosing your friends because you always have to give up something...
    vickepicke vickepicke 16-17, M Sep 12, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I find it so hard though.

    Sometimes I get so angry or depressed for no apparent reason. I start crying for no reason and I'm mean to people even if I don't want to be. Then when I'm back to my normal self, I feel terrible for what I don't but I have too much pride to apologize for it.
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F Sep 11, 2014

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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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    For me now, nobody else .

    I am a used car but I wanna look a little more new
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    I'm learning to manage my anger.

    .it's easier said than done, but I think I can do it. It's going ok I think, so far so good.. (On a different note..why is the picture for this experience all s.exual?!)
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    I have got to the point

    when I have decided there is no reason for friends
    PyroHunter PyroHunter 13-15, M Sep 12, 2014

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    Hi :) I want to start this off by saying please

    don't hate me, lol. Recently, I made a few changes to my profile. I used to be "BabyGirlNina4Daddy" on here, but now I'm NinaBunny, lol. One of the reasons I originally came on this site is to share secrets, and "let things out", because I felt it would be therapeutic, and so...
    NinaBunny NinaBunny 70+, F 6 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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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 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 24, 2014

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    Life's knocked me down

    so much I can't even count but you know what I'm still hear an ready to look life in the face and say "is that all you got?" Cuz I know it's just going to get harder before it gets easier. I've learned so much in such little time which tells me that I've got so much more to...
    stajapandabear stajapandabear 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2014

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    Deathofall Deathofall 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 1, 2014

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    No I'm not i honestly want to go around

    smacking people around because that's how I feel
    ihaveinnerdemons ihaveinnerdemons 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 9, 2014

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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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    Don't do this for people do this

    for yourself to make yourself happy and to make yourself comfortable
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Sep 12, 2014

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    I'm not the most amazing person,

    I have my moments, I'm not an angel, but that doesn't mean I won't become one, we learn from our mistakes and I have, and I will make sure not to re make them, every saint has a past, every sinner has a future
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F Nov 16, 2014

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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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    I'm trying to avoid repeating the old same

    mistakes all over again & I'm tryin to be nice to some people .
    XxxxMemoriesXxxx XxxxMemoriesXxxx 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2014

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    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2014

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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...
    TheMeBMini25 TheMeBMini25 22-25, F Aug 24, 2014

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    Not really but i do enjoy making others feel

    like **** if i can't self-loathe while they're around.
    NotBiasedBAM NotBiasedBAM 18-21, M Oct 29, 2014

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    When I post Instagram pictures , people are always commenting like "I never talk to you in school because you look mean" or "why you have such a smart mouth" or things like that...
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    I want to be a better person for myself. I just want to actually DO the things I want to do. I want to help the ones in need and travel, but I never do...
    justtheoldme justtheoldme 16-17, T 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to be a better person, but sometimes I feel like I'm trapped in a spider web. I struggle to get free only to become more entangled. Then I get tired and think...maybe I...
    Erasethetape Erasethetape 36-40, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I had a mental breakdown last night. One which made me come to my senses. It opened me up to the solid truth about my life. I’ve been lying to myself. I am not cured. I am not...
    TheCoffeeGuy TheCoffeeGuy 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Had been trying hard since I was a kid.To be better everyday.Though I feel I failed nicely.I don't know.Perhaps I didn't.I will keep trying.
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Had been trying hard since I was a kid.To be better everyday.Though I feel I failed nicely.I don't know.Perhaps I didn't.I will keep trying.
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F a week ago

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    I have been trying to be more open... We have a class at school called, social issues. Its entirely created by the teacher and it has truly helped me at being better. Ive been...
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Every single time I get my hopes up, they get smashed into thousands of pieces like windshield glass. Even being a little kid every time I looked forward to or got excited about...
    redwings8895 redwings8895 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't get how some people can do certain things in there youth and not expect that they must deal with the consequences of there actions. when I was a teenager I fell in love...
    queenofthesouthpaw queenofthesouthpaw 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I'm not a bad person nor am I a saint, I'm just a normal guy looking to make his way in the world. I strive to be better, even if it isn't possible. As part of my journey of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 21

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    It's really strange how much you learn about yourself from being in a relationship. It brings out some of the best and the worst things in you sometimes and the fact that this...
    SilentNight23 SilentNight23 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I am a horrible person who has unintentionally done bad things to others. I didn't want to do these things,they just sorta happened and now I wish I could go back and change...
    DarkSecret62 DarkSecret62 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    I want to be a more honest, more genuine person who takes no ****.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I want to be the person I used to be not the one I have turned into....
    Voldermin Voldermin 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I don't have a dad. No, he's not dead. No, he's not nonexistent. I have a dad in the physical sense, but nothing but that. It's almost like having a doll. We never speak, and in a...
    winglessdove winglessdove 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    i want to be smarter, and socially better
    robincr robincr 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    When life gets hard, you think a lot and also become very creative. You also learn to sympathize. It is when you find out who you are, too. I think each person has such times in...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    life has given me a lot of lemons. the bitter taste has soured my senses for a while. I have finally realized that water (time) would wash away the bitterness and from there I...
    tsnuggles tsnuggles 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    Maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree. But I smoke, I don't get out much, and I feel embarrassed to admit I live with my mum at 30. Yes it's cheaper to the bank balance, but it doesn...
    gazzapocotron gazzapocotron 26-30, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I just want to be a better wife and mother. I feel like that's my only real duty in life and I pretty much suck at both.
    slar515 slar515 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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