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I Have High Standards For Myself

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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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    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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    ..

    But I don't fit my standards
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 10, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 in the typical sense. Most of them are hardly superficial, but I do have some rather odd requirements. If you aren't Scotty Beckett, you're just not.
    Plutonianbabe Plutonianbabe 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Inter Milan very high regard for Vidic, walking on the road, Inter Milan or younger introduced the 33-year-old about to turn Serbs. Vidic came to Inter Milan, the club had not been...
    fifacoins123 fifacoins123 22-25, F Aug 4

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    When I was young, I believe that doing or saying how you feel without thinking is a strict no no. That’s why even at a very young age. I don’t do or really say what I feel. And...
    VoiceLessMe VoiceLessMe 26-30, F Aug 11

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    since my childhood i was always feeling ugly and looking for everything which i dont have and also for things which i wasnt not able to do. so when someone talks to me or show me...
    asianya asianya 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I feel as a 30 year old woman I should be more accomplished I did everything right I've always been there for my family as they have been for me but sometimes I feel like I'm doing...
    feelingstuck30 feelingstuck30 26-30, F Jul 27

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    I have been married for 5 years but we've been together for 17. There was a significant age difference between us (she was older). Long story short, over time, I got extremely...
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    What would happen if I did a p-shift with my lip piercings in? I know if I take them out they'll heal up as soon as I shift like most minor wounds do, so I wanted to see what you...
    theblessingofinsanity theblessingofinsanity 13-15, T Jul 27

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    So I've had a flurry of angry messages about how horrible I am because I don't sext since I feel it's cheating. Some of them are saying how it's judging cheating and cheaters and...
    TheWomanYouHate TheWomanYouHate 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I've noticed that a lot of you pedop*iles use Proverbs 13:24 to justify your hitting helpless children. Just thought I'd make two observations: 1. The verse refers directly to...
    AngieHolbrook AngieHolbrook 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Not gonna lie. I kinda have a thing for gingers lolz
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I have been single for two years and I'm tired of being single!!!!!!
    theonenibodylikes theonenibodylikes 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    Honestly, I have no patience for haters of God and I can admit that even though I think it's so wrong to betray your creator, I have to have patience for it because I want to be a...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 27

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    I'm going to teach myself algebra. I could barely pass high school algebra in college, but I really need to increase my math skills if I want to be a machinist. Eventually I'll...
    Eechay Eechay 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    To be honest I have always been a good girl. Good grades, a good person, always trying to do what I thought was right. But then I met him. Not exactly in the way most people meet...
    rachel13124 rachel13124 16-17, F 10 hrs ago

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    But I don't tell people I know. I once tried to tell a few close people. One responded that he also wanted a fashionable and cool condition like that. Another responded, "You were...
    greycells greycells 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I don't hate anyone. I happen to love who I am. There are many people that I know I never want in my life or even remotely near me. I know that trust has been severed completely...
    deepscar deepscar 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    I was born with a female body overflowing with male hormones. I was a boy inside. We were told I needed to be put on female hormones and something to remove my high testosterone...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Aug 7

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    And then almost immediately breaking them :) I want to use my time and my resources and my energy better I want to take reasonable care of myself I want to be as OK as possible to...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    I am 2o with what's known as aspergers , and I hate it, I struggle so badly to socialize with people I felt out of place so much ( thankfully I go to a small college where I have a...
    Aroelofs12 Aroelofs12 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Wana have sexy chat text me
    Jack219 Jack219 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I'm not into chicks, but god this girl is sexy as. I think her username is emjagrace, and she's so bloody good looking. Those legs are fit as, and I think we all want her dress to...
    honeyhoney8 honeyhoney8 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    I am taking medication to lower my cholesterol. For the first time I'm being medicated for this issue.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I gave up a while ago, I just haven't had the guts to erase myself from existence yet
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I got married at a very young age. I would have to say it was pretty happy for the most part. In 2008 I began an affair that finally ended in 2010 when my husband found out.I was...
    manyregrets manyregrets 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    My relationship of 7 years ended a few months ago. It was the worst thing that's ever happened to me. I've come a loooonnng way. However, I still don't think I'm fully okay. I've...
    JnyJny JnyJny 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I have embraced and came to love my height. I'm 5"3 and I'm loving being short and petite!! Within 2 moths, I think I'll reach 7 stones, so then I'll embrace and love my whole body...
    michiko michiko 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    Like college. Ill be going soon or taking online classes but I'm not sure what I want to do and my anxiety eats me alive.. I'm thinking Therapist or Sports Medicine.. But I don't...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I just decided I don't like life. I'm gonna give myself four more months to make things go my way. If things don't then it's bye bye world .
    prankqueen prankqueen 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    I get so worried of my future i have so much ambitions and i fear i wont achieve anything of what i aspire to. I feel i am underachieved. My boyfriend says thats crazy to think...
    Dana93y Dana93y 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    I don't know what the future holds. I have these thoughts and sometimes dreams of a happy life but each day nothing happens and it's like I'm wasting time not doing anything. And...
    carlgj carlgj 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 28

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    There's nothing more crucial in this life than learning to forgive yourself. This act is not merely forgetting, nor is it condoning the mistakes you've made in your life; it's...
    JackP94 JackP94 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    I'm too young to retire and too old to be hired. No one wants what I've gained in a lifetime of experience and knowledge. I get turned down for job after job that I know I could do...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 2 Responses Aug 4

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