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I Have Done Things I Am Not Proud of

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    I think everybody has done something they wish they hadn't. I think that is part of being human. Life is a learning process and mistakes are just a tool for learning:)
    1234Ideclareathumbwar 1234Ideclareathumbwar 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Sigh. Haven't we all done things were not proud of? It's human nature. It's what we learn from. However, these things can haunt us forever. Sometimes we do what we are not even...
    nessarachelle nessarachelle 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 3

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    Just because I'm not proud of some of the things I'm about to say, does not mean I regret any, most I would do again and not even blink give the same circumstances. My adult life...
    ShowTell ShowTell 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 13

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    Not Proud - I have to say there are lots of mistakes I have made big and small, I regret them so much, especially one, sometimes it hurts. At the end of the day I can't go back an...
    EmilyPop28 EmilyPop28 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    Despite doing things I'm not proud of I can't say that I regret doing them because these things made me a better and stronger person because I don't believe that you are learning...
    greenlilacs greenlilacs 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    The Booze - Not sure I'm ready to share all my secrets.  And thank God for now...they seem to guard themselves.  But I will say....Drinking to much is gonna be my demise...
    ChristineJones ChristineJones 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 11, 2010

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    I used sex to cope with depression and anxiety after the person I loved most in the world rejected me and everything in my life seemed hopeless. After I got my bearings, I put that...
    lena319 lena319 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    It's not really bad things like doing drugs or anything but I have done things I'm not proud of.. But I know everyone has done things they are not proud of, right?
    BeChiBaChan BeChiBaChan 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I let my friend brand a quarter onto my ***... Just thought I would put that out there.
    Gunter96 Gunter96 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    My boyfriend just found out that over a year ago I had a fling with and slept with his friend and he has acted really weird around me ever since he found out and I'm not sure what...
    cutdeepkate cutdeepkate 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    You'Re Not Alone - I have a list of things that I've done that I'm definitely not proud of but who cares! I regret NOTHING, I've learned from each individual things that's happened...
    LostEbonyGirl LostEbonyGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 13, 2013

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    I have done things I will never tell anyone about.... Some of them I would never do again... Some I can't wait to do again....
    Chelsea84 Chelsea84 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I am not perfect. I face regrets. Every. Single. Day. I am a person who has hurt many people simply out of ignorance. I try every day to learn from these mistakes, but sometimes it...
    designbycassandra designbycassandra 31-35, F Feb 4

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    The things that I have done has built me into the person I am today. I have a lot of regrets from my past, but there is no way that I could fix it even if I tried. There's so many...
    distanceandspace distanceandspace 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Shadows Of The Past - "I have spent much of my adult life flinching with pain as I tried to pull out the threads that bound the shadows of my past to me." - Lorna LuftI've done...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 20, 2011

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    Some things I'm not proud of. I've done many things I could be proud of but regret more. What looked right back then looks so, so wrong now. But we get no do-overs. That bites...
    TedfromTexas TedfromTexas 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    I have done things and it still haunts me. I can't get away from it. It seems to always linger in the shadows waiting for my weakness to show my failure to me over and over
    overthetop2010 overthetop2010 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 1

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    I've made mistakes. I'm so very sorry for my mistakes. I regret my mistakes. But I'm moving on from my mistakes. I'm forgiving myself but not forgetting. I'm going to be a better...
    Daniel090 Daniel090 18-21, M Jan 6

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    I'm a home wrecker. Husbands leave their wives for me.
    cassieguerra cassieguerra 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 6

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    Yes. I Am A Rapist. - ****.. Well that was a good start. It feels kinda sureal that I'm writing this now. Sort of like it never even happened. Just a frigment of my imagination...
    UpYoursMcKee UpYoursMcKee 18-21, M 22 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    When I was 12 years old I met a guy through a online game. Let's say his name was Eric. Eric was 17 years old, programmer and he was very nice to me. By time we got closer and...
    CoyFaceMaster CoyFaceMaster 13-15, F 9 Responses Feb 20

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    I have had two abortions. First when I was 19 and thought I was I love. He dumped me as soon as he found out. Second when I was 25 and he begged me to keep it. I was scared. Please...
    xMissTix xMissTix 26-30, F 11 Responses Mar 25

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    This has always bothered me from the day that it happened. When I was 15 I was struggling really bad with depression and at one point it got to be too much... So then I was stupid...
    AurelHoxhaALB AurelHoxhaALB 18-21, M Dec 3, 2013

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    I Have Many Of These Experiences.. - Well where do i start..., I have shoplifted before and gotten caught the last time. I had stolen 30 pairs of earings. I did drugs. Smoked...
    LovelyyVanessa LovelyyVanessa 13-15, F 7 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    I stole cookies They were good mmm
    AwesomeWeirdo AwesomeWeirdo 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    Sometimes I Don't Know How I've Survived - I can think of a whole lot of things that I have done in my lifetime that I am not proud of doing. Some things, I am completely ashamed...
    Shinigami69 Shinigami69 36-40, M 13 Responses Jul 10, 2009

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    Back in middle school it was a very bad time of stress, and the worst three years of my life. During that time, I would talk to men on the internet and I have shown myself online...
    sassysarah98 sassysarah98 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I Lost Myself Along The Way... - I have spent a lot of time over the past few months reflecting on how I managed to continue to stay in a relationship that in hindsight made me...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2013

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    One time, I ate an entire box of crayons. Like if you cry every time.
    Uejcrdjaispdh Uejcrdjaispdh 16-17, M Feb 5

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    I lost my V-card to a high schooler I barely knew. I met him over Facebook, then I snuck out, then I had sex with him in his car. I was 14. I just wanted to be loved, to know that...
    copperyellowlion copperyellowlion 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    When I was 14 I went to Turks and Caicos for spring break with 3 of my friends. We were freshman at the time and met a couple junior boys from New York. That night we met up with...
    Destinyyyh7 Destinyyyh7 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 3

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    Drugs was the major thing I'm ashamed of. Almost anything you can think of, I've done it. It all started with my douchebag uncle who let me try meth when I was only 13 and ended...
    jledoux0690 jledoux0690 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Today once again I have felt the weight of responsibility for every word I say and action I take. I am 21 years old and I feel like I want to go back so I can experience more at a...
    chikachoo chikachoo 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I need to get this of my chest. I testified in court against my mom. And I lied because my father made me. I feel like an awful person and I'm tired of hearing how it's not my...
    cyraalana2000 cyraalana2000 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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    The past is the past, you can only learn from your mistakes. And hope you never cross them again, just have to learn to accept it & simply move on.
    ellavalencia ellavalencia 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    So many things... and I keep doing them.. The random sex, the random hookups, meeting guys I barely know.. doing things men tell me, even men that I don't meet.. ones that just...
    hayliepartychick hayliepartychick 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 19

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    Yeah I have. But to be honest they are all learning opportunities for the human experience. They have helped to shape me into the individual that I have become today. So proud...
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    This is spot on. Men any thoughts? http://thoughtcatalog.com/dapo-fagbenle/2012/04/5-reasons-your-boyfriend-is-cheating-on-you/
    kintar0 kintar0 22-25, M Mar 14

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    One day back in 09 I had to throw an upper cut to this fat kids belly jus cuz dis mofo threw pieces of bananas at me. I was so ****** cheesed.
    MyNamesRishi MyNamesRishi 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 24

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    Hell-hole - Just about every day for the past 5 years I have done things that I am not proud of. I have allowed myself to me sexually mistreated and I have medicated myself to...
    fullfigureozchick fullfigureozchick 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 10, 2009

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    Haven't we all?? live and learn :)
    iDntCurr iDntCurr 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I did a lot of things that i regret. My parents are disappointed and i kind of hate myself for it but i tell myself that i won't ever do it again so that people won't be...
    shartrix shartrix 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    Life is to short for bad vibes.. I am not proud of what I have done but I am proud of who I have become, what I did is a part of my life and if could take it all back I wouldn't...
    GodlySmith GodlySmith 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    I sexted with my ex boyfriend for a week while I was in a fight with my boyfriend and then he got a girlfriend so he just stopped messaging me and I guess that's a good thing but I...
    arig7 arig7 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I did. I didn't think about it at the time, but the next day was terrible.
    coffeequilt coffeequilt 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 1

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    I was at a friends house (female) I said I need the bathroom so way I went. In sted of going 2 the bathroom I sneaked into her room I pinched about 6 pears of her underwear. I...
    24chris24 24chris24 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Yea I have... A lot of things like . Drugs . Drank illegally . Cut myself . Smoked illegally . Etc
    AyItsAlly AyItsAlly 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    We all have at some point . Don't lie
    Briinx Briinx 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 10

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    losing my temper with people who don't deserve it. Mind you, it doesn't happen often and it hasn't happened many times. But I still agonize over those incidents where I was quick...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    My Take. - i shared this already as a comment, but it really sums up how i feel on this issue, so i figured i'd make it my story. if you've never made mistakes then clearly you've...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F Nov 2, 2007

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    Im not proud of ever cutting myself. Everytime i think back to the times i would do that i am reminded of how ashamed i should be for ever trying to harm my own body. Sm h -_-
    elliesa elliesa 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    We Will, We Have To, Were Sorry. - I do admit to myself that I'm not the perfect girl in the neighbour hood, I do admit that I've done things that I'm not Proud of. It's in our...
    ReadorNot ReadorNot 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2013