I Am Trying to Be a Better Person

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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

    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

    Always trying to be..

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Oct 19, 2015

    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

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

    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
    1 Response Dec 28, 2015

    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

    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
    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 12, 2014

    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
    1 Response Oct 1, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Apr 26, 2015
    frxitbat frxitbat
    16-17, F
    Jan 8

    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
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2014

    We are far from a Text Book Family.

    we love each other, and in Gods eyes we are a PERFECT family.
    nevets68 nevets68
    46-50, M
    Apr 11
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 24, 2014

    I am a recovering "nice guy".

    Only I'm not very nice, not inside anyway. I've spent my life due to childhood trauma trying to please other people. I gain happiness from other people liking me and avoiding confrontation. As a result I have a failed sexless marriage, and a stalled career. I'm reading the book...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 12

    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

    Yes the word is "trying"

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

    I am trying to be a better person.

    I am trying to be a better boyfriend. I am trying to be a better fiance. I am trying to be a better husband. I don't always get what you're saying but believe me when I say I am trying. I am trying to understand you better. I am trying to better understand your words, your heart...
    HerTrueKing HerTrueKing
    22-25, M
    Feb 11
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 18

    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

    Trying to grow everyday.

    Some days I feel like I'm going backwards but those days I just have to try twice as hard.
    zimmzimms zimmzimms
    22-25, F
    Mar 15

    I want to do something useful

    and fruitful about my life..., any suggestions?
    peace90 peace90
    22-25, F
    Oct 8, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 4, 2015

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    Aug 6, 2015

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 18, 2015

    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
    Sep 29, 2015

    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

    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

    It's a work in progress,

    but coming along quite well. However, pretty sure this will be a lifetime project.
    AwakenEdge AwakenEdge
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 2

    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
    1 Response May 15, 2014
    mssparkles mssparkles
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 6, 2015

    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
    Sep 19, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    For me now, nobody else .

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

    I am, but it is hard

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