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I Have High Standards For Myself

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    Maybe Not Compared To Others

    But I get the best I can afford. I have the highest standards I can on my limited income. I've laways had champagne taste on a beer budget.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 31, 2010

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    Myself And No One Else

    I do believe I have high standards for myself. I am not sure if they are higher then anyone else's, but to be honest I don't think it matters about anyone else in that regards. A favourite saying I find is relevant to one's standards is said by John Galt in Ayn Rand's 'Atlas...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Dec 20, 2011

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    It's Simple!

    Some call it standards, I call it self-respect and dignity.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M Nov 27, 2011

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    Must Get Good Grades.

    Since I started studying again I am yet to get under a Distinction. Most of my grades are High Distinction. I get really funny about exams and assessments because of my high standards. - RDW
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 21-25, F Sep 13, 2007

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    Everyday..

    is a constant battle to be the best, regrets at the smallest mistake worthlessness the only feeling. cannot change the high standards, i have to be the best, the most regretfull part is i dont have the guts to admit nobody is perfect, that everyone make mistakes. does that...
    onedayletsregret onedayletsregret 13-15 Oct 10, 2009

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    I Want to Be..

    good looking, skinny, and a great musician. I want people to love me. :]
    wewantcowbell wewantcowbell 16-17, F Feb 5, 2008

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    Not Much

    I don't care about standards. I don't care about many things or anything.
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 26, 2011

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    Which Is Probably Why..

    i can never forgiv myself th little mistakes... nor th big ones.... i try hard not to make mistakes.. i try hard to not allow myself to stoop low and do things i will be ashamed of... yet when i do one mistake i feel like i did a huge sin... and wish i can make a trial for...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F Apr 4, 2010

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    Mediocrity Is Too Mediocore...

    I think that it is better to hold yourself to a higher standard than what many are too lazy to do. Even if you fall short sometimes, you still have raised the bar for yourself and for those around you. I have failed at so, so many things but, I will not give up. "I will never...
    soabdelj soabdelj 18-21, M May 31, 2010

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    Wish I Haven't

    My dad usually hit me for every mistake I've done. My mom seeks perfection in my studies. It became a part of my everyday life. They don't have to discipline me when I grew up. I automatically hit myself when I failed to reach my high standards. Everytime I fail to reach what I...
    dazzlingeyes dazzlingeyes 18-21, F 4 Responses May 31, 2010

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    Maybe A Little Too High

    Sometimes I stop, take a breath, and realize I'm trying to be perfect and beating myself up when I can't be.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2010

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    Always Have

    I have always had higher standards for myself than other people do. I guess I just want to be the best, even though I know that there is always someone better than me out there. I push myself to my limit quite often in the attempt to better myself. I feel like I need to impress...
    shadowxmagic shadowxmagic 16-17, F Jun 18, 2008

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    A Good Person

    I want to be a good person. But I don't mean it in the boring way that most people mean when they say "She's a good person." I mean I want to be genuinely good. The sort of person who is totally zen and at peace with herself and her place in the world. (I use female...
    TheLeakyPen TheLeakyPen 18-21 4 Responses Sep 2, 2007

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    It's Sometimes Problematic

    Because as high standards as I have for myself I sometimes project onto others and expect the same from them. I have tried to curb this through my years and am much better now and not so expecting but  do expect people to have good morals and values or I just don't like...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F May 31, 2010

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    But I don't fit my standards
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 10, 2010

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    Yes My Standards Are High..

    but then I always have to be prepared to fail-- and miserably. Luckily, I have learned it's better to fail than not give it a shot at all..
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 10, 2010

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    The Principle of Universality...

    ...is one of the most basic moral truisms: That we should apply to ourselves the same standards we apply to others - in fact, more stringent ones. I have high standards for myself because only I am responsible for myself, and only my actions are ones that I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 30, 2008

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    I have Autism anyone else?
    Prettybirds Prettybirds 13-15, F Jul 11

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    I can but I don't. When it comes to just myself I am fine with a sandwich. Not a very long story but I'm bored and am passing time.
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    The looks man, the looks. I guess I'll embrace the 'older man' persona that people have given me. Maybe it's the beard.
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