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I Am Trying to Grow As a Person

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    Hurry Up and Grow!

    I am trying to grow as a person because if I dont then life will be boring as for ever if I carry on not experiencing life much. What to do????? I am new to EP
    Iwannabehappy Iwannabehappy 26-30 4 Responses Jan 24, 2008

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    Ultimately

    That's basically what I'm always doing- learning new things, exposing myself to new people, new ideas, new everything. It's uncomfortable sometimes for me to go outside my comfort zone, but I try to force myself to do it, because otherwise, how will I ever truly learn?
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Oct 18, 2010

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    I Am Trying

    "The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 14, 2013

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    Trying Without Success

    I am trying to learn from my mistakes and become a better person. I am trying to listen to myself and what I want instead of what other people say I should do. I want to try new things, but I feel pigeon holed by how others stereotype me without really knowing me. It is hard to...
    dancer2011 dancer2011 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2008

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    Am. Finally. But still flawed. So trying to grow up makes life trying.
    converted converted 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am more than one person. It sounds weird when I say that out loud. I don't know how it started, and I don't know how to stop it. There me and there's the mad man who pesters me...
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    I find life full of surprises but I find it funny in the idea of how people can come on here and vent and every reader falls on their pity party they are having within themselves...
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    I am constantly trying to improve myself. Since I'm not perfect, I'll always be finding things I want to fix and improve.
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    What a difference a day makes. Today I got my diagnosis This morning my knowledge about borderline was somewhat limited. I have had friends who had borderline and those were very...
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    You are a wonderful person. You have been hurt, but not everyone will hurt you. We all make mistakes. You are going to grow and things will get better for you. We are always...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 10

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    HighOnMisery HighOnMisery 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    So the past few years, I've pretty much cleaned up my act. I've basically halted recreational drug use and do immense amounts of work. My goal is get into a PhD program and get...
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    Sophiesmiles Sophiesmiles 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    And I'm poor. I go to a state funded clinic (thank GOD for its existence), and only pay $5 for each prescription. However, there are considerable draw-backs to the state funded...
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