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I Hate Not Being Good Enough

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    This is a story of when I was in primary school,

    I was 12 years old. When I first started becoming more aware of my social anxiety. Its kind of haunted me and dragged me down ever since. It was the end of school dance and my whole year level was there. I looked up to all the pretty girls in my grade, they were so cool and...
    alaskamxrie alaskamxrie 18-21, F 1 Response May 21, 2014

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    They're Like Sex, Except I'm Having It!

    **** good enough. what is good enough? I'm tired of actually being confident for once in my life and getting sh*t in return. I actually feel like I'm good enough to have friends or a woman, though i may not have the most interesting stories on account of my long-time introversion...
    matiswest matiswest 18-21, M Nov 24, 2012

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    Ever.

    Because I have days where I genuinely believe that. I believe that no matter what I do, or how far I go, Or how hard I try. Nothing I ever do will be good enough. I will never be good enough. There are days other than these, where I mistakenly believe I'm confident enough to...
    PaleAngel PaleAngel 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2010

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    I've Come To Accept It But I Still Hate It

    I know I'm not good enough for many people and many things.I have a lot of issues that prevent me from getting close to people. I feel ugly. I feel stupid. I feel like I lack so many things required to make another person happy. I feel like I lack many of the things needed to...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2011

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    Second Best

    Kind of new to this..just need to get it out my system, i can't keep it in anymore.I'm madly in love with a boy, and i have been for a year. I don't understand him, we speak all the time and whenever we're with each other there's a 100% guarantee we are more than likely going to...
    dawngibson dawngibson 18-21 1 Response Apr 15, 2012

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    My Low Capacity

    I wrote some of my priorities like: God, family, my study, my skill on a paper and I put it on the wall in my room. I did that in order just to be a good person everyday, I want to enlarge my capacity... when I woke up, I think I will read that before doing any activities.. yeah...
    ziie7 ziie7 16-17, F May 27, 2013

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    Nothing Is Ever Good Enough

     I've never felt I'm good enough for anyone, even when i was in an abusive relationship i thought he could do better than me and that he should leave to find someone better, i didn't want to leave him because i thought i loved him( i was stupid and young) but now...
    secretsarement2bekept secretsarement2bekept 16-17 3 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    What's Wrong With Me?

    About 2 years ago, I really liked this guy. He then went out with my best friend and kissed her right in front of me. After that whole experience, I stopped looking for guys, and I let myself go. Whenever an attractive guy would cross my vision, I would tell myself not to bother...
    kkillahd kkillahd 16-17 1 Response Jul 3, 2008

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    Will I Ever Be?

    Through my entire life I have never been good enough In elementary school and high school I was unpopular Always picked on because my family wasn't wealthy What's f**ked up is that we weren't really poor either I had a lisp so they picked on me for that too They always...
    delishious delishious 22-25, F Jan 4, 2010

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    It's unfortunate in this world you can do

    everything in your power to be good enough and it STILL won't make a difference.
    winmill winmill 22-25, F May 18, 2014

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    Love..

    I hate not being good enough for his love...for him to pretend there was something there...I hate that I wasn't good enough for his love...
    Joyius Joyius 16-17 Oct 3, 2010

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    Enough

    We've probably all heard some version of the adage, "when you appreciate what you have, it becomes enough." Part of me wonders if it's a lack of appreciation of self, or just a near blood-thirsty need for perfection. Whether its educational achievements or physical looks, what I...
    typicallytoska typicallytoska 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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    Good Enough?

    I don't understand why I can't feel good enough. . . for myself. . . for anyone. . . for anything really. I feel as if I'm constantly letting people down. They expect so much >.< and I try, I push myself. It gets to the point where I just feel numb. . . nothing.
    Ithink4me Ithink4me 18-21 2 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    Never Will Be

    I feel like i will NEVER be good enough. The past couple of weekends ive gone out and not a single person was interested in me. that really made me so upset and alone. :( I just feel like no matter what i do i dont get the attention that other girls get... and these girls are...
    pennysocean pennysocean 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    I Want To Be Perfect

    I am told I don't give myself enough credit, but I really feel like I am not good enough at anything I do. I want perfection in every single action. Everything I can do can always be better.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 5 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    I always feel like I'm not good enough.

    For love For friendship For happiness
    AbdulRaheem123 AbdulRaheem123 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 24, 2014

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    I Do Believe I've Done It Again

    Well, it's been a good bit of time since my last visit to this site. I am proud to say that I am finally over that chick, and that I don't regret moving on. It was one of the best things I ever did. I saw her in person over the summer, and I felt not one twitch. Nothing. It was...
    nukedapanda nukedapanda 16-17 1 Response Sep 2, 2009

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    I Lied to Myself For Three Years

    This whole deal makes me seem so pathetic. I probably am. But way back in eighth grade i met this girl. At first i just thought she was cute. Well after about a year of being friends i fell in love. We went to schools in different states after eighth grade, but we talked for...
    nukedapanda nukedapanda 16-17 3 Responses Jan 17, 2009

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    Why Do They Lie?

    Everyone says my perception of myself is totally skewed. But I'm tired of the lies. I;m tired of the compliments that I know are said out of pity. I'm tired of people saying i'm beautiful. I know what I am. And that's not me. It just makes me feel more sorry for myself when they...
    watswrongwitme watswrongwitme 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2011

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    Enough

    Why can I not be enough for anyone? I just want to be myself, dress the way I want and look the way I want without constantly getting ridiculed about it. I like tattoos, I like piercings, I like black and skinny jeans. Why is this so bad? Even my boyfriend has to okay my tattoos...
    battlewounds battlewounds 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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    Unwanted

    No one wants to be my friend. None of the guys like me, they think im wierd and hate me. I havent done any wrong to these people! The girls in my year dont want to know about me, i have been completely dropped. And to be honest i was the smartest in my group of friends and a bit...
    Paleskin16 Paleskin16 13-15, F Nov 18, 2012

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    It's Just How I Feel

    I have this one friend... they manage to make me feel "not good enough" any time I am anything but totally positive.  Now, I know the easy answer would be to just walk away and don't look back...but we've been very close for almost 4 years now and since I don't...
    dyin2live dyin2live 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 13, 2008

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    i hate the fact she probably needs a tender hug right now and im at the opposite end of the country , feel helpless at times like this
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    I rather be skinny but food is to good to give up
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    been married for 17 years, I am just lied to over and over. I am a good wife, give my husband head everyday... why is he lying and lying?!
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    I can't remember when did this feeling start to control me, but I guess I was in my late childhood when I've realized that I'm not good enough, not for a single thing.. since then...
    youaremygift youaremygift 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    And when they end, they take other good things with it. Let me explain....let's say you always loved something for a very long time: certain music, activities, etc. And you...
    cajuncocoa cajuncocoa 56-60, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    amlesa amlesa 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Jones62 Jones62 16-17, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    For example, my boyfriend forced me to meet his mother and brother once. It was probably the most uncomfortable hour of my life. Everyone at the table just ignored me. I couldn't...
    cairah cairah 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    can you like stop saying what you think i want to hear as i hate being lied to because i know its not the truth because what i want to hear is the truth so don't act like a mind...
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