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I Feel That Our Flaws Are Part of What Makes Us Beautiful

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    I Work At Perfect Now And Then, But Only As A Journey, Because The Destination Can't Be Achieved

    Man, I must have given up on perfection years and years ago.  I'm still pretty demanding of myself, but only insofar as I know I can pull off a lot if I put my mind to it.  Could I do better?  Probably.  But I could spend my entire day trying to be better and...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 3, 2010

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    A Flawless Mask

    Perfection both externally and internally is a mask - it is a very hard act to keep up and is something that can never exist naturally.  It demands current upkeep, attention and demands that we depart from certain things that are vital to our own sense of happiness, peace...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 27, 2008

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    They Can Define Us

    I feel that each and every one of my flaws.....whether they be good or bad come together to create me. I am not happy with alot of my flaws but they make me who and what I am. I have overcome so much in my life. I see things so much clearly now. I am happy with me and what I am...
    picgirl picgirl 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2008

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    How I Got M Wings

     i got my wings through a horid scientific experiment that ended good for me ut not for them.   they  grew wings on me. i escaped 11 yrs later.
    alicia411 alicia411 16-17, F Dec 8, 2010

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    Feelin' Low :(

    I've been feeling sad and kinda depressed all day...I was on the train earlier, going to work and I started thinking, like I had a moment of perfect clarity...I'm 23 years old and there's nothing in this world I feel passionate about and I used to be full of passion, like I had a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 21, 2012

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    Face With Flaws

    " I Feel That Our Flaws Are Part of What Makes Us Beautiful", My face has flaws that show my BATTLES IN LIFE. I was in a car accident in 97 and my face had been scared 4 life. Instead of looking in the mirror and seeing a VICTIM I SEE A SURVIVOR. MY FLAWS R THE...
    MzMoneymaker MzMoneymaker 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 8, 2010

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    We Are Complicated People

    It's true that not only are we the sum total of all of our experiences but to a greater degree we shape ourselves by how we react to these experiences.  Some people run from an experience and never want to think about it again, others think about it and decide what to do in...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 4 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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    "Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. And I'd rather be absolutely ridiculous, then absolutely boring." - Marilyn Monroe
    hotmess713 hotmess713 18-21, F Dec 2, 2008

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    But Are the Flaws Themselves Beautiful?

    The google search gives me these following synonyms for flaws: defects, imperfections, blemishes, weakness, cracks, breach, rejectable, discontinuity, mark that devalues, impurity, and negative traits.  It also tells me that flaws are something that are usually traits that...
    Happyface Happyface 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 21, 2008

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    I spent alot of time

    when I was a kid being sad and looking down I never thought of be happy let alone have a wife but after Highschool my life changed so much after a couple of years I became happy I have a great circle of friends stopped hating myself for my flaws I embraced who I am and started...
    topkhan topkhan 22-25, M Mar 10

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    Boredom

    We mostly don't look like the people on the billboards.  We don't look like we ought to look.  We're too tall or too small.  We're not following the rules.  Nature doesn't.  We're imperfect because we are who we are, individual, apart and different...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 5, 2010

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    Endearing Qualities

    If each of us was "perfect" ( does anyone know what that really is? ), there would be absolutely no reason to get to know someone. I find it's the subtle differences, the nuances of imperfections, that allow us to appreciate and accept one another. ...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 8 Responses Nov 26, 2008

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    I Believe This Whole Heartedly

    Flaws are our own way of rebelling against the system lol a lot of people have this little image of how they want someone to be. Weither its thier children, they're parents, even themselves. Some people don't realize that when we screw up or the things that people see as...
    HanaNoMizu HanaNoMizu 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 11, 2008

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    I Love This Concept!

    This group and your post remind me of this amazing artist I heard about years ago.  He collaborates with nature.  He creates art knowing nature will change and eventually reclaim it.  His name is Andy Goldsworthy ... here is a link to some of his work.http://artists.idoneos...
    JoyceAnne JoyceAnne 46-50, F Feb 10, 2011

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    My Biggest Flaw

    I learned, the hard way, that I am shallow.  Shallow, beyond the norm.  After steroids and other pre-term labor drugs, i ballooned to 148 pounds.  I was 98 when I became pregnant.  I was so shallow and weak about my weight that I forced our family to move to...
    FiFiDelmar FiFiDelmar 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2008

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    All Those Little Imperfections

    I love the fact that every human being has flaws. It reminds us to not aspire to be perfect because there is no such thing. I like all the little things that most people hate about themselves.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Mar 29, 2010

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    We Are Apart of a Greater Puzzle

     I am not sure why Iam really here . but i do know its for something . ive had across roads in my life and i do know that god had truly watched over me becalse of the really hard things ive been threw in my life. i feel our flaws are what make us who we truly are becalse...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 26, 2008

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    My Special B_

    Even where she was wrong she was right.... what a beautiful girl...
    ILoveMarie ILoveMarie 36-40 Mar 3, 2011

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    The Closer I Become To Nature, The More Spiritually I Connect With Humanity

    I used to hate people. Funny thing is, I didn't really think I did. I really thought I liked people for a while, but that was me lying to myself. My exterior as a teen had "hater" written all over me. I did everything to keep people at a distance. Dressed in BLACK in the middle...
    brooklynbound brooklynbound 26-30, F Jul 11, 2012

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    This May Just Be My Opinion...

    I'm not sure if many people feel this way, but in my opinion a persons flaw tends to develop into their most attractive feature. The things women consider a flaw are the things that you miss and remember when they aren't around. it sounds a bit cheesy but it's the flaws that make...
    PlayInYourDreams PlayInYourDreams 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    But Then Again Beauty Itself Is Flawed.

    The comparison of interpretation; the detail of intensity. Blur the distinction and see the real you.  
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 19, 2009

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    I really want to think this

    whenever I think about myself, but is it ever challenging to look at myself in the mirror and state that I'm beautiful; instead I realize all the advantages I don't have and suddenly feel like I mean nothing.
    RadicallyGreen RadicallyGreen 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Flaws In the Weaving

    It has been noted before: In many cultures, when a work of art is created such as a tapestry or rug or other craft, often a deliberate imperfection is left in the work, either as an homage to a deity or to the idea of beauty itself, and ultimately, truth.  Deity or not...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Mar 21, 2008

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    Perfection = Vanity

    i really do feel are flaws make us beautiful, perfect beauty always feels synthetic or plastic to me, i dont know why, i like to see slight imperfection. I hate an image obsessed world and i think our flaws illustrate our humanity
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 28, 2008

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    Flaws But Not Flawed

    Just because I have flaws doesn't mean that I am flawed.  This was a personal discovery for myself and enabled me to stop being so angry and  trying to act perfect.  I now know that I was never a flawed human being, although I believed this for many many years...
    IamGone IamGone 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 23, 2010

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    Humans Behave Badly

    Without remorse. Quite deliberately. A series of totally unconnected events and conversations led to these thoughts, and I won't bore you with them, but the coincidence of these regular cropper-uppers leads me to Having A Lot To Say, as I sometimes do. People are naughty. We...
    chovhani chovhani 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 2, 2008

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    Originals Works Of Art Are Never Perfect

    Who wants perfect? Original works of art are set apart by their flaws.
    celebriticat celebriticat 46-50, F Dec 19, 2009

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    Inspired

    Not only what makes us beautiful, but what really makes us perfect. If everyone we're really imperfect, then doesn't that mean that we're all perfect? Besides that question, I was inspired to appreciate flaws in beauty by a book when I was younger. The girl in the book...
    imustbecrazy imustbecrazy 18-21 Feb 15, 2010

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    Loving Ones Self

    it took me years to learn to love certain flaws i have , like the end of my nose twitches when i blink , im ADHD , one of my feet is slightly wider then the other lol just little things no one notices but i had to work hard to learn to like lol and i know i have personality...
    theGirlwiththeSmile theGirlwiththeSmile 22-25, F Apr 25, 2009

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    3 Saying to Live By

    I grew up with these 3 saying Beauty is as Beauty does Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and A little powder  a little paint to make you look like what you ain't   hummm you think my mom was trying to tell me something     Oh well
    librakitty05 librakitty05 41-45, F Dec 6, 2008

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    Wouldn't Change a Thing

    I generally like who i am, but pysically and mentally i have my flaws but i still wouldn't change a thing. My flaws are part of my personality too and people find me beautiful despite my physical flaws. So why change anything? Also my friends are the same, there are somethings...
    SammyCymru SammyCymru 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2009

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    The Truth

    "You're not perfect sport, and let me save you the suspense, this girl you've met she's not perfect either. But the question is whether or not you're perfect for each other." - Robin Williams as Sean Maguire
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 22, 2008

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    Have A Million Flaws But Still Feel Beautiful!!

    Im not perfect of course like no one is we all breath one way or another but we all do it. I have so many flaws I neve saw till I put them all together my first is I have acne bad acne the acne I didn't wanna go out in the day time or want no one not even my family to see. I'm...
    HopelessRomantic4ever HopelessRomantic4ever 22-25 Aug 28, 2012

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