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I Am Trying to Be a Better Person

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    nisanjhh nisanjhh 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2015

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    I'm not perfect. No one is.

    We've all sinned, we've all lied, we've all judged, we've been hypocritical, and we've all hurt someone (intentional or not) in our lives. I've done good things. I've done bad things. I try to be a better person everyday. I hold doors open for people, I say hello to people I...
    SeanaO SeanaO 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 26, 2015

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    Is there such a thing

    as crying "too much"? I feel like Ive cry about the same thing for years & years and it never stops. Wtf.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 14, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 18

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    Here is to the new year new me thing.

    Joined the gym today with a $650 membership.. Woohoo to the new me. First time spending long term and big amount of money on fitness. I'm not fat or big myself. I just need to be push to do big things and big steps in reality. Which is why I'm using fitness as a getaway.
    56jennn 56jennn 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    After last year, I'm turning this ship around.

    I'd really rather not spend half the year in detention this time around 😂
    lexibrennan101 lexibrennan101 13-15, F Aug 6, 2015

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    I went for a mcdonalds interview today it felt

    good to make a step in the right direction.
    passionflower24 passionflower24 22-25, F Aug 5, 2015

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

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    I am going to try and perform a small act of

    kindness today either walking to or from the gym, or at the gym in hopes it will make another soul happier and maybe the world a little better. I ask for nothing in return, but will say I do have a desire to end my loneliness and learn what true love actually is. Maybe that will...
    1niceguy4u 1niceguy4u 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2015

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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
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 16, 2014

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    Over the last 7 months I hav started a new job

    and met a bunch of new people including one particular person. This person is not only a lot older than me but also married, he and I are merely co-workers and friends, but over the last few months I have found that he wants more from me. I do like him I'll admit, but I would...
    lebagal lebagal 18-21, F Jul 2, 2015

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    I just want to become how I was before,

    more positive, more outgoing, less stressed, more confident. I am just trying to find myself again.
    Ddachelle16 Ddachelle16 16-17, F Sep 18, 2015

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    My husband has been totally angelic to me

    lately. I've covered my a*se obviously and made sure he's not having an affair so -I'm not sure quite when I realised it but I think he really loves me. Obviously I love him too..but all this 5 star treatment is making me feel-um pretty inadequate as a spouse to be honest...
    GalateaSpheres GalateaSpheres 36-40, F 11 Responses Sep 22, 2015

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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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    So that someday, maybe I too will be called

    loved by one and worthy an unbroken heart, Your heart and mine,.... There's a lot of things to do over, We'll follow through, and always no end It's like were playing out the rise and fall of Rome again, A savior comes, you nail him to a tree The pain that sets you free will...
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 19, 2015

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    I am, but it is hard

    when some people's mouths are inviting my fist.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 3, 2015

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

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    See, I used to be the type of guy

    that does hard drugs, like shooting heroin, snorting cocaine and all that other ****. I done all of it just to fit in with the others, and the more I started to do it there were more chances of my life ending really soon. So now I don't do drugs as much as I used to; the only...
    asapshaun asapshaun 16-17, M Jun 5, 2015

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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 26-30, F Aug 24, 2014

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    I want to do something useful

    and fruitful about my life..., any suggestions?
    peace90 peace90 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2015

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    I'm still working on cultivating healthy

    relationships. It is a totally different way to look at... and accept other people. It's so cool because your patience grows without you realizing it ...... And you wind up accepting yourself at some point.
    ricoramiro ricoramiro 46-50, M Jul 22, 2015

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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 .
    Excusemyshittyusername Excusemyshittyusername 13-15, F Sep 12, 2014

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    When you realize our little liberties are

    really true freedom you set yourself free from most of the pain you hold onto
    jeskc24 jeskc24 31-35, F Nov 8, 2015

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    I won't hold onto grunge

    that doesn't mean anything. I will live my life with the people that cares about me.
    56jennn 56jennn 18-21, F Jan 3

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    I want my 2016 to be full of positivity,

    happiness, honesty, & love... So, I've decided that I need a change within myself to make that happen. I'm going to try to put my insecurities to rest... If I'm wanted, I'm wanted... If I'm not, who cares... If I'm loved, awesome... If I'm not... They're not worth my time. I'm...
    Baer2113 Baer2113 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    Had the weirdest dream ever.

    Should I write these things down? That reminds me, does anyone write in their journal?
    sharestry sharestry 22-25, F Aug 7, 2015

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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 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 9, 2014

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    Yes the word is "trying"

    but constantly been happily disappointed.
    FierceFox FierceFox 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 5

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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 Aug 24, 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 2 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 12, 2014

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    Every day I try to be a better person

    and try to be kind and help another creature in the hope it makes the world a better place.
    1niceguy4u 1niceguy4u 51-55, M Oct 1, 2015

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    Always trying to be..

    who doesnt?
    Mollywolly92 Mollywolly92 22-25, F Oct 25, 2015

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    and I think the best way I can do

    that on EP, is by not PMing people very much. It also helps protect me and my heart.
    1niceguy4u 1niceguy4u 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 29, 2015

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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 2 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    Trying to shift into a happier,

    more positive mindset is genuinely one of the hardest things Ive ever done. Trying to work past old urges to be negative is a daily battle. Changing my ways, is proving to be a challenge, and I have to continuously give it my all, or fall victim to old habits. I wish this was...
    choosekindness choosekindness 18-21, F Aug 7, 2015

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    Strictly speaking this isn't true,

    I am happy with the person I am, but what I am always trying to do is help others when and where they need and improve on the areas that I sometimes let slip and let people down with.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 18, 2015

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    And so far it seems hopeless,

    but I'll keep trying. I'll try to be healthy, happy...Someone I'm proud to be and someone people want to be around. I want to stop being depressed, stop hating myself, be happy about my weight, able to love and to trust. I've been trying to be a better person my entire life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 17, 2015

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    I can feel myself slipping back into nihilism.

    I was doing so good for a season. That's life I suppose.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 1, 2015

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    frxitbat frxitbat 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    mssparkles mssparkles 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 6, 2015

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    I think one of the hardest steps on the bath to

    being a better person is to correct the ignorances you don't know that you have, because, well, you're ignorant in that regard, and, well, it makes you feel awful inside when you realize that you are and have been thinking about some thing the wrong way, or making light of a...
    LoquaciouslyLucid LoquaciouslyLucid 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2015

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    I'm trying to love myself ,

    and heal myself from my past , I broke up with my boyfriend of 3 years because I just didn't love him I was staying with him cause I didn't want to be alone and now that I am alone I am happier then ever but he's really crushed . I keep telling him I need time but I don't know...
    Delusionalkrysti Delusionalkrysti 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2015

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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    It's hard but I'm making school a life

    or death situation. Gonna go back to the gym life once I get back to campus. And no more energy drinks. I want to cry because I'm lazy. But then again I'm a perfectionist and I have to do all this.
    franticsquirrel franticsquirrel 18-21, F Oct 19, 2015

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