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I Have High Standards For Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 336 People

    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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    It's Simple!

    Some call it standards, I call it self-respect and dignity.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Nov 27, 2011

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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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    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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    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 22-25 8 Responses Jun 10, 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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    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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    But sometimes I break.

    If people you hated and didn't talk to, sent you a 300 dollar check, would you take their check and not talk to them still, or would you do the 1000 percent right thing and mail it back?
    sonatadusk sonatadusk 26-30, F Oct 28, 2014

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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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    ..

    But I don't fit my standards
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 10, 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 26-30, M Dec 20, 2011

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    I have older siblings

    that have already graduated and as you might think, it's not my parents who tell me I need to do better than them, but rather myself saying I need to be better. If I'm not better than what will I do and how will I measure up compared to everyone else? How will I stick out of the...
    FriendOfARazor FriendOfARazor 18-21, F Nov 27, 2014

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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 18-21, F Sep 13, 2007

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    I dream of making my family proud.

    I want to show everyone I do have what it takes to be successful. My parents worked there butts off for me and my siblings. I think it's only right that I repay them with my success. I want my parents to know that their hard work was not for nothing. I'm determined to be someone...
    aquikay aquikay 18-21, F Dec 19, 2014

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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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    Man, my life rocks (minus a few bad grades).

    But school is so fun. I love it. I don't wanna leave
    incrediblelife1011 incrediblelife1011 16-17, F Dec 3, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Loving all of the redhead love! To think I hated my hair for most of my life😍
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    Yes I have. I have been through a lot in life. I had lost both my parents when I was six. I grew up at my uncles with the siblings that kept picking on me. I worked hard and got a...
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    Kudo's .
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    they're extremely sexy and always enticing if they have a big all natural chest it be like hitting the jackpot of all things hot!
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    No, I am not talking about someone with a disability, I am talking about the other idiots, miscreants, dolts and the like. Why? Any reason at all that I should even be civil to...
    comeonletsgo comeonletsgo 61-65, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    why is it so easy for me to forgive others but I haven't been able to forgive myself? It's as if I should have known better. I'm still striving for myself to be perfect and I keep...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    And I am very sorry for doing this. I realize how lucky I am. I realize how good I have things. I am thankful for everything in my life right now!
    TheNewOldMe TheNewOldMe 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    My full time job even though I have a 2nd job in Accounting, I am a Corrections Officer in a private unit in my hometown & have been for almost the last 4 years. I've seen a great...
    thatguyjrod thatguyjrod 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    SOOO I can go three days without sleeping and still go on wit actvites. I do it forcefully, and normally that's when I have my panic attacks that last te longest,,, Lacking sleep...
    imanski imanski 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am feeling rejected by my family I don't know what to do I can't bare to come out to them I know that they'll label me as crazy or just stupid for being the way I am. What's the...
    SineyElle89 SineyElle89 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 19

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    I love big black yummy c.ock. I love having to get on my knees and beg for it like a dirty s.lut while he slaps my face with his c.ock.
    HornyAli HornyAli 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    I wouldn't say I have a "thing" for red heads, but I've crushed on a few guys with the hair color. the guy I'm sorta seeing now is a red head and I just find his hair *so cute*, it...
    nicolieflowergirlie nicolieflowergirlie 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I have posed many times over the years! I love doing that!
    oldnavy50 oldnavy50 46-50, M Aug 18

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    But I do feel sorry for myself when men here come up with bad proposals when I post about my problems.I post them for venting.I don't want to attract unwanted attention.I am not...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I haven't been feeling how I should. I haven't been happy and haven't been myself. I battle anxiety and depression and it seems to be coming back. But its not about to take me...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I have never met a man who could satisfy me completely! Almost constantly I could f***.
    ToriMick ToriMick 36-40, F 30 Responses Aug 17

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    When ever I feel sorry for my self I feel like I'm being selfish. I mean a lot of people have it worse then me and here I'm complaining cause of stupid little things. I hate it so...
    chocolatecrazy9010 chocolatecrazy9010 13-15, F Aug 17

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    But sometimes you just have to dwell in the pity. Sometimes the anger and the loneliness and the hate and the lack of hope push you down and the only way to get over it is to...
    bethany444 bethany444 46-50, F Aug 16

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    I'm a natural redhead, I bleached my hair blonde at the start of the summer and I hated it. It looked fine it was just so odd after being red for SO LONG. I dyed it a dark red the...
    Karsei Karsei 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 15

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    I'm to the point of numbness where I just want to ******* kill myself but I can't cuz of the few people that care about me idk why they care tho
    AllegrictoLove AllegrictoLove 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I have a big thing for big black c.ock. I will get down on my knees and beg for it like a dog not caring who sees. All I want is that yummy black c.ock in my mouth.
    PaigeGrace PaigeGrace 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 14

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    I've been dealing with too much and I'm just feeling so overwhelmed. I used to run to my mom and she'd help me get through it. I can no longer do this. She's become one of the...
    MsAnnieMack MsAnnieMack 46-50, F 9 Responses Aug 14