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I Have High Standards For Myself

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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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    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 70+, F 8 Responses Jun 10, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sometimes I feel maybe I should lower them just a bit so that I won't forever be single. I don't have a list. I just don't fall for just anybody and after a relationship that was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 1

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    Unapologetically high standards ✔️
    MPLF93 MPLF93 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    With everything and everyone but I have low expectations for people...
    2spiffy2care 2spiffy2care 18-21, F May 12

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    My standards are relativity high. When it comes to women they need to meet quite a bit of criteria for me to even consider dating them. For example: 1. No tattoos 2. No piercings...
    Chevydeere Chevydeere 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    the only time I don't talk for myself is when I'm with my boyfriend and someone asks him, its funny to watch his reaction
    lex1515 lex1515 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Am I a Monster? For me, the worst part of living with a mental disease was feeling like I can’t trust myself. When I was little, people told me I was different and I didn’t...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    Confessions of an Ex-Compulsive Liar I used to be a compulsive liar. I’m not a bad person. I never wanted to hurt anyone. I just felt it was the only way to protect myself. I...
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    Embracing the Baggage Growing up with autism wasn’t easy but I’m glad it wasn’t. If it was, I wouldn’t be the stronger, wiser woman I am today. I wouldn’t have the same...
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    I have high blood pressure. I went off my mess because it made me sick after a year. I'm thin and exercise daily. I don't eat salt and I drink a lot of water. I even stopped...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 days ago

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    I feel bad for myself that I allowed criticisms to be embedded in my head that I even killed a part of me that makes me happy. Now, I don't know what to do with my life. I want...
    Releign Releign 22-25, F 1 Response May 16

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    It's the curse of the oldest child really-I was the trailblazer for my siblings growing up and never really shook the "I have to do this by myself" mentality. I felt like I had to...
    SlushyAseSparkles SlushyAseSparkles 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    I don't need you to speak for me anytime. I can speak for myself, thank you. Speak for yourself. I'm not stupid. I learnt how to speak when I was younger.
    MisunderstoodGirl69 MisunderstoodGirl69 13-15, F 1 Response May 16

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    You willingly choose to be the other woman, the path off your destruction is filled with pain and heartache. You would have stopped at nothing to take what was never yours to...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F 3 Responses May 2

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    I have been single for way to long. All my friends are happy with their significant others. I am plus sized and it hurts. We are studying Romeo and Juliet in school and I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 6

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    I have to live this life that is given to me ,only then I will understand what do i have to live for.If I will quit before my time naturaly death comes Then the some thought will...
    ola2 ola2 41-45, M a week ago

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    The Uncanny Valley You don’t know I’m borderline autistic. To you, I’m just a jerk. You don’t know I’ve worked really hard and come a long way. To you, I’ll never be...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F 2 Responses May 7

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    Unintentional Inspiration The day my friend and I exchanged our secrets changed my life. I just didn’t realize how much at the time. She was my idol, brilliant, charismatic...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    I have a high sex drive that I don't know hen and how to stop once I am aroused...
    happyk1d happyk1d 18-21, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    the shop is old-fashioned,wooden floor,a bench seat for a waiting area & one red ,padded,leather reclining barbers chair in front of a huge mirror.on the counter in front lies a...
    helios737 helios737 26-30, M 2 Responses May 2

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    If you're in Northern New Jersey and have a high degree of empathy, join my meetup group. Http://meetup.com/NNJ-Empathy-Meetup/ We already have over 40 members. Our next Meetup...
    Roxvox Roxvox 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I feel guilty. Like I've cheated life. Taken it away from someone who hasn't even got a chance to even see what it's like. Now they will never know me and I will never know them...
    hannahashleigh23 hannahashleigh23 18-21, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I'm a failure. I'm not good at anything. I don't have any talents. I'm not smart or good looking. I don't have a lot of money. I'm just an extra on the set never the actor. I just...
    ForeverALoser ForeverALoser 22-25, M 2 Responses May 8

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    That's right! The near bust last week was nerve-wrecking. It's enough to make you seriously consider throwing everything out so you won't ever get caught. Coming out is not really...
    gilliian gilliian 36-40, M 19 Responses May 15

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    I wonder how many people actually know what stress is. Maybe loosing someone you care about. Loosing a spouse. Raising your kids on your own. Not knowing where money is going to...
    davideo1952 davideo1952 61-65, M 2 Responses Apr 27

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