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I Have to Keep Things In Perspective

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 294 People

    My Personality Doesn't Lend Itself Well to Doing This

    I have the type of personality that can let things get out of perspective so easily - mostly toward the romantic side of things or the positive side of things - that rose-colored glasses syndrome I have had since birth! I am also a very passionate person and get excited and...
    DorothyofOz DorothyofOz 41-45, F 7 Responses May 29, 2009

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    Snakes And Ropes

    When I find myself losing ground perceptually speaking, I often turn to the written word for comfort and guidance. And it always works, that is, I always find, or am directed (by the universe?) to that which I am in need of--usually a profound statement or story that helps me to...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 18 Responses Oct 17, 2011

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    I Have to Remember to Do This!!

    Just sharing a story sent to me thru private message reminding me to keep it all in perspective...   THANKS CUPHALFULL  (YOU'RE A GREAT FRIEND) __________________________________________ Five More Minutes Author Unknown While at the park one day, a woman sat...
    Sabrina0202 Sabrina0202 41-45, F Feb 23, 2008

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    I Try

    But I have to admit, I don't always keep things in perspective. Sometimes, I fight the wrong battles, sometimes, I let small things bother me. I wish I was better at seeing the big picture and remembering the goal and not just worrying about the journey.
    caliguy4u caliguy4u 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 24, 2012

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    Perspective - Tha Angles and Lines And, Still, the Overall View.

    Total loss occurs when focus is lost, distortion is when there is a perspective confusion, incongruity and impossiblity reign with imperspective views. Rationalize, verify, test, create.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 24, 2009

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    I Think So

    I like to stop every now and again and sort of look at my life and where I'm going, what I'm doing and so on. Losing sight of what matters most can happen to the best of us, putting your life back in perspective now and again can help you live better. I believe that.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 18, 2011

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    I find having a "global view,

    " a perspective on life as a whole, as it were, and where I believe things fit helps me a lot, though I have to say there are days on which the immediate overwhelms me to the point that I find it hard to keep things in persepective, with respect to that bigger picture.
    HTreaty HTreaty 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Perspectives and Truth

        Sometimes life is so confusing, and we cannot make sense of the details.    It seems to leave us with no choice, but to find conclusions in our own minds.    These conclusions often, for us, become our reality, and we cling desperately to...
    stormynightsky stormynightsky 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2009

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    Persepective

    Sometimes I feel like I am loosing control of life and my family and I have to learn to stop and take a breath and just get ahold of the situations around me and not allow them to consume me.  I have to not let worry eat me up alive and just calm down and...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 May 28, 2009

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    Sense And Sensibility

    I am so much more than the sum of my circumstances.But I cannot control how I am perceived by others.I have a sense of who I am, who I want to show to the world, who I want people to love.But sensibility suggests that I will be perceived by others from their perspective,and there...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 8 Responses May 29, 2011

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    I've always been close with God

    since I was very young but more recently I've wanted to be more like Jesus in the way that he is always so calm and patient no matter what he faces. I have trouble with that- I have a quick and bad temper and I am not patient with myself, the world around me, or others and I...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Apr 8

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    It's Hard Not Letting Work Get To You

    I try to not let my job get to me. I'm a personal trainer and love interacting with my clients and helping them towards their goal but when problems arise from select co-worker(s), it's really hard for me to focus on what's important: my client, their happiness and then my...
    JanisSky JanisSky 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2011

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    Yes, I Believe It's The...

    Yes, I believe it's the key to getting the answers....
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 23, 2009

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    Pessimist Turning Back To An Optimist

    I guess I've gained a whole new perspective, people like me it's hard to trust in the future because its unpredictable and hard when you feel like you don't what what you CAN do for your future, but these hopeful dreams I've been having have kept me optimistic and trustful. And I...
    chantelliefay chantelliefay 18-21, F Sep 20, 2013

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    Then It Hit Me...

    I need to change my perspective. I am not waking up in the morning to go to a job I wish I could quit but I am waking up in the morning to work on my business. The job is inconsequential, the meaning behind my day is my work I put toward my business and making it successful and...
    aniave aniave 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 23, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Something I'm not proud of? I tried to stay with my husband after he cheated on me. Not only that but after I discovered an affair he was having with my friend, I gave him another...
    SilentRider SilentRider 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I think we all have done things we aren't proud of at some point in our lives. Whether we make these decisions out of passion, lust, poor perception of the situation or we may...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 17

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    I have done things I'm not proud of, but in comparison to these experiences, mine are relatively trivial. You've all made me feel a lot better. Thanks.
    HoldenC13 HoldenC13 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    If you have something bad to tell someone. Keep it to yourself. Nobody wants to hear your bad comment so stfu and keep it pushing :) kick rocks down the street
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Apr 15

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    Not everything that you should do is something you want to do. Not everything that you want to do is something that you should do. When your fixing things you have to think about...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T Mar 26

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    Don't live in the past or it will guide your future. Just accept that man is man, flesh is flesh and we all make mistakes. The now is full of opportunities to leave the old you...
    6free6will6 6free6will6 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    just about everyone has. i keep mine to myself mostly. if i feel the need to share, i do with someone who understands- not a random stranger.
    karenmbrown karenmbrown 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I met this man on Craigslist. He says he is willing to pay me $2000 a month to be his girlfriend. This would mean companionship and occasional ******** and sex 2-3 times a week...
    Ha12mo17y Ha12mo17y 26-30, F 13 Responses a week ago

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    I seem to persevere on one hand Put my all in to everything I don't stop until something has hit me so hard that the choice is taken away But even then I continue to fight. I...
    RicanPenguin RicanPenguin 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I have done some terrible things to others. From cheating on every girlfriend I've ever had, to using people to get things that I want. I just recently had a nervous breakdown that...
    maxconfusion maxconfusion 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I have done some terrible things to others. From cheating on every girlfriend I've ever had, to using people to get things that I want. I just recently had a nervous breakdown that...
    maxconfusion maxconfusion 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I have done some terrible things to others. From cheating on every girlfriend I've ever had, to using people to get things that I want. I just recently had a nervous breakdown that...
    maxconfusion maxconfusion 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 5

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    Everyone makes mistakes in life. I just wish people would stop bringing up things from the past:/. I'm not the same person I was 2 years ago. I did do some terrible things that I...
    GoddessKaiya GoddessKaiya 16-17, F 7 Responses Apr 4

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    I've done things that are downright cruel and irresponsible given my age and education. Mostly when drunk. I quit for the new year and have been sober ever since and it's seemed to...
    mytrueself113 mytrueself113 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Remember at the end of life, people tend to regret the things that they have not done, rather than the things they have done. So experience life. Regret nothing.
    AstroRedux AstroRedux 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 17

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    I had no friends from 7th to 9th grade; I was bullied during those years, and the "popular" thing to do was to either make fun of me, or act like I didn't exist. I was like a...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    There is not a person on this earth that has not done something they are not proud of at one time in their life and if they say not then the rivers of denial run deep. For me it...
    Yeahbaybey Yeahbaybey 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 30

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    I've cut myself for somebody else, so she would feel better... I mean I don't have problem doing something like that for someone even worse things.
    browndeadeyes browndeadeyes 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    Every Time I drink, especially with my friends, I get super drunk and don't remember most of the night. I have to listen to one of my good friends tell me the next day about all of...
    VanityHorrorx VanityHorrorx 18-21, F 20 Responses Mar 31

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    And I don't like to think about it. Those things are best kept buried deep in my brain.
    Danrusun Danrusun 41-45, M Apr 10

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    I regret a lot of things I've done when I was drunk
    tinydancer999 tinydancer999 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 10

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    I was an evil child. I was probably around 5-6 years old at that time. It was around 8 am, I remember because dad was getting ready to go to work. It was a Saturday, I think. Mum...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 14

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    Things just kept stretching out and getting worse, less connected, infinitely more harsh. It was obviously lacking in love and all the while so desperately in need, and in need of...
    mocksea mocksea 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have done a few things in my life that I am definitely not proud of. The biggest thing was when I got pregnant as a very young teenager. I knew better but just could not...
    jillpeterson jillpeterson 41-45, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    sometime you wish you could go back change it or stop it but you can't and all you can do is blame your self nowing you could have helped but you don't you just frez as it all...
    KitKatKK KitKatKK 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I've become a catfish, I'm embarrassed and I feel horrible. It's been almost a year now, I've met a lot of nice people but it's never been the real me, they only like the person in...
    Dskywalker Dskywalker 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 30

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    I almost had sex with this guy. I regret it because he is now dating this Girl, who was once my friend. And I hate both of them and I don't talk to either of them. It hurts in the...
    Adridee Adridee 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    I haven't washed my yoga clothes in 2 weeks, it just sat in my locker all sweaty for 2 weeks...I finally remembered to take them home
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 4