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I Have High Standards For Myself

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    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M Jan 10

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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 22-25 8 Responses Jun 10, 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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    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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    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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    ..

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

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    I pretty much always try my hardest at

    everything I do. But most of the time, that isn't good enough.
    Ddachelle16 Ddachelle16 16-17, F Sep 10, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 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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    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M Nov 8, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M Nov 18, 2015

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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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    When it comes to relationships: Me personally,

    after dating someone in the marine core for about a year and not being able to see who ever I was dating for months at a time, wondering what he was really up to, if and when he was ever going to call... If he was in danger.... Would he be deployed for longer amounts of time...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 Sep 9, 2015

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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 it always seems to be a one way street. I always seem to come out dissapointed. It has happened now 3 times in a row and I am done. No more chasing for love, I will let it come...
    Ayunir Ayunir 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Certain topics...like sex for example, should stay behind closed doors within the secret boundaries to be held sacred between two(or more)people with consent and mutual respect...
    Spitbak Spitbak 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    Oh well. Been so busy lately! I'm 7 days behind my bible reading. I haven't touched the book I'm supposed to be reading weeks ago. I haven't been watching my tv series! I haven't...
    itcheru itcheru 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Dear me, I've always loved you. Sometimes I look at you in the mirror. There's not enough words I can use to describe how damn sexy you really are. some people will hate u but...
    TripTank TripTank 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I can't believe the people that will stay in a relationship, or circumstance where they are if given an alternative. they are unhappy, miserable and they say so on EP, and yet...
    manofintegrity manofintegrity 56-60, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Dear Tummy, I’m sorry for being empty, I had nothing to offer. I’m so scared when I hear you raged at God but so afraid when your labels became my labels too. I am so sorry...
    tummytum tummytum 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I am neither a true conservative nor a liberal so maybe that is why I can see things more clearly than either side does. What I have found to show total stupidity are the Ag...
    cpguy cpguy 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I keep trying to forget what I did. The night my dad died I left the room. He was on hospice and he was at home. I hired someone to care for him 24 hours a day but I gave him...
    omgomg123 omgomg123 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Yes I do and I also have a thing for seeing sexy white women with BBC penetrating them and creaming all over the massive members that black men have! ;)
    1645jw1645 1645jw1645 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    My "childhood love" was a redhead and I think he left a mark on me. I got a thing for hair, and specially for redheads ones. I find their pale skin is beautiful. I love the Weasley...
    JuPond JuPond 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    When someone tells you multiple times to get tires for colorado, instead of keeping the the tires for Florida on your car. It's icy and she gets no traction, when it's not that icy...
    Bryan29 Bryan29 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Last week I told my mom I had done all my chores and I was going to my boyfriends house Well she came home and I didn't do anything she waited till I got home Then that's when she...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 days ago

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    As long as you are best person you can be no one can ask for more
    polylove0210 polylove0210 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I noticed the Gestures in the Whiteboard have been removed. Before I get to the point, I would like to explain. Ever since I joined this site in the beginning of 2014, EP has...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 7 Responses a week ago

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    So first he says that it's ok, if I don't send a picture, then gets uppity when I say no. Earlier on, he acted as if I had verbally attacked him, when all I was saying that I wasn...
    FatalOrca FatalOrca 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    I don't have much patience for people who look for attention to the extreme. There are several peoppe on here, who I've blocked simply for that reason. At first, I usually trust...
    FatalOrca FatalOrca 18-21, F Jan 27

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    Don't lie yourself girl! you are lazy for real! you can't do it for real! Why you said it was not your fault? it's not because of the weather, your illness, situation, people...
    kimlys kimlys 18-21, F Jan 26

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    So many problems in my life. But I stay strong, make them wonder how I'm still smiling. . :)
    melodyyyy melodyyyy 18-21, F Jan 24

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