I 'm A Better Person Because Of What I've Been Through

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    When I was 15 I lost one of the most important

    people in my life as his partner murdered him. We have never been able to prove the death of him but we know what happened. I am now 20 years old and I have become a person that I love entirely and I'm a lot more open minded, caring and understanding of other people! Without his...
    Babushka9 Babushka9
    22-25, F
    May 24, 2015

    I been though a lot I lost my mom at age 16

    same year my friend killed herself I also lost a baby that year I had 7 miscarriage and one live birth I lost that one to cps when she was 2 but because of all this I am a better person then want I was when I was 10 to 16 I was on hard core drugs I have been clean 16 years and I...
    sexyblueeyes420 sexyblueeyes420
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Nov 28, 2015

    If You Don't Believe Me Just Read Some Of My Stories

    I transcended alcoholism and drug addiction. I transcended the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous' collective insanity and the rest of the absurdities and inhumanities that we suffer one another on a daily basis. I survived 2 major hurricanes practically back to back, and...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Aug 30, 2012

    I I've definitely been through some crazy stuff

    in my life, but that just made me a determined person, a courageous person and an ambitious person. I am a better person because of everything I've been through.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25
    31-35, M
    2 Responses May 7, 2015

    I had a very traumatizing experience,

    and, well, now I'm a lot nice than I was before it happened.
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 25, 2015

    As a teenager growing up in society,

    people don't necessarily see what it's like to go through some things that I deal with. In general, a lot of teens have depression. What kills me a little on the inside is when adults say that kids being depressed is a myth. That it doesn't exist. So if a kid commits suicide...
    bemyforeverlove97 bemyforeverlove97
    18-21, F
    Feb 17, 2015

    Just trying to be the best man,

    human being and person I can each and every day to make my daughter proud. Always trying to be a better person tomorrow than I was today.
    Kman4You Kman4You
    41-45, M
    1 Response May 21, 2015

    At one point in my life I would do just about

    anything to keep what I thought was the peace. I would Forgive forgive and forgive again. It did not matter the offense of the person who hurt me I would find reasons to forgive people's bad behavior at any costs. This behavior carried on until I had a major life change and I...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2014

    Not that I am the only person

    who have gone through problems in life.. But yes they made me more stronger and showed me different perspectives of life... Every problem solving became a new learning and made me a better person...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 26, 2015

    I guess in many ways,

    I am a better person for it. I would never abuse a woman nor would I hurt someone weaker than me, just because I'm stronger. I care for nearly everyone in my life, even if I don't show it. I'd like to think that I'm loyal and trustworthy to everyone who needs me. Though there...
    GrimMindControl GrimMindControl
    18-21, M
    Jun 29, 2015

    I have a crack head mom an abusive step dad a

    creepy step brother and my real dad is in jail for abusing my mom when he never laid a hand on her. because of all this I know that I don't want my future kids to grow up like I did
    Zoey1464 Zoey1464
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2015

    I don't think it's made me a better person at

    all. Stronger person hell yes. Better no. Going through all that **** has made me angry, distrustful, guarded and a pessimist.. Oh I can survive more than most but be miserable at the end of the day. So thanks life for being a douche.
    jrf9782 jrf9782
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 11, 2015
    iloveyourbs iloveyourbs
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 13, 2015

    I certainly hope that my pains

    and struggles have made me a better person to others. I definitely try to be.
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch
    31-35, F
    Sep 10, 2015

    When I was sixteen (19 years ago),

    I had a bad car wreck. It was technically my fault. We rear ended a school bus. I was driving like any sixteen year old, checking the mirror, tuning the radio, going a little too fast. I have forgiven myself now. My younger brother and sister died in the wreck. I have learned...
    truthandbeauty truthandbeauty
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 1, 2014

    I'm excited to see what I will be like 10 years

    from now, because everything that's happened to me has made me who I am today.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 4, 2015

    I'm not sure if this counts

    but I see that from what I have been through, it has made me a better person. Basically, since I was 5 years old my parents have been separated. My siblings and I have lived with my mum by herself for the past 11years. Being in this situation where she has done absolutely...
    edenfw edenfw
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 29, 2014

    Only time can truly heal a broken heart.

    I am finally at peace with the fact that we are never getting back together. Our relationship was toxic and we were simply just too comfortable with each other. We have agreed that if we see each other in public that we will say hello and we will still call on the birthdays. We...
    owens321bam owens321bam
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 11, 2014

    I am my life was never easy someday maybe i'll

    tell you i don't wish to hide it anymore form people and i'm not scared. Because YES there was a time where i was younger and i made mistakes many people wouldn't have made but i learned from it not just to be safe and be smart but about people and life, i wouldn't take it back...
    CosmicEvan CosmicEvan
    22-25, T
    1 Response Oct 25, 2015

    Through the good and the bad we become well

    rounded individuals. Don't always view every negative as a negative but as ana compliance by when you make it through. All our experiences helps to make us who we are.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 22, 2015

    All the crap I've been through (which is very

    little compared to other people) has taught me quite a bit.
    Cosmic0Potato Cosmic0Potato
    16-17, M
    Jun 22, 2015

    Ive grown up hard deployed 9.

    5 years of life into combat Ive seen **** you wouldn't wish on worst enemy. But im here now and been a civilian since 6 yes im ashamed of it but its me. And my fact of life early retirement. But all I know now ive taken from great soldiers leaders and ect.. And I emulate or have...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 17, 2015

    life is always interesting to me,

    how one persons stress is another persons walk in the park - and yet I am aware that I am a better person for all that I have been through. I am more in tune with myself, more grounded, more empathic, more understanding and less judgemental.... thats not to say I don't have...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 16, 2014

    Experiences makes us what we are….

    . very true, provided we learn lessons from it to become a better person. Experiences enrich our lives and in due course of life ultimately make us….. good or bad, kind or cruel, strong or broken ….. We all remember incidents and experiences of our life but very rarely have...
    Jonaki1 Jonaki1
    61-65, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2015
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    1 Response Sep 23, 2015

    I will always be reminded of

    who I was. And I'm sure down the line I'll look back at myself now and think; "Ashley, just what were you thinking?" Mistakes happen. I will never hate what I use to be, but embrace it as a learning step to who I can potentially become.
    groundcraze groundcraze
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 11, 2014

    life has given me a lot of lemons.

    the bitter taste has soured my senses for a while. I have finally realized that water (time) would wash away the bitterness and from there I would become the person God intended me to be.
    tsnuggles tsnuggles
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2015

    I’m stronger because I had to be,

    I’m smarter because of my mistakes, happier because of the sadness i’ve known, and now wiser because I learned... slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Mar 5, 2015
    sharestry sharestry
    22-25, F
    Jul 28, 2015
    GlitterFawn18 GlitterFawn18
    16-17, F
    Jul 23, 2015

    We all have something

    that scares us, it is all about realizing that fear and putting into action what you are going to do to address it.
    chromihelps chromihelps
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2015

    Because i've been picked on.

    Because I've been picked on in real life and also OL, I got used to being trolled and eventually got tired of them and I learned how to predict their every move.
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    Dec 10, 2015

    Because I've been hurt to the point of no

    return I knew that it would be difficult to get out of my hole but every day I fight those demons to be who I am.
    deleted deleted
    May 29, 2015

    well I've changed a lot

    since I last came not as depressed anymore and I've opened up to my mum more I don't love her....yet but it's a working progress I'll always love my dad more tho but yeah I'm better with my mum. I'm also not moving houses or schools I told them I was but life's better now :) I...
    Darkprincess24 Darkprincess24
    16-17, F
    Dec 9, 2015

    Almost two years ago to the day I had the worst

    call of my career. I have never truly experienced panic except for that day as I had child slip away in front of me in my ambulance. Knowing what needed to be done, but not having the ability nor facility near by that was needed added panic. I was reminded about life and it's...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 18, 2015
    markrobert2 markrobert2
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 26, 2014

    My experiences in my life have definitely

    molded me into an open minded, non judgmental, honest, sincere and no doubt smarter individual. its funny how good and bad things can leave you with heightens senses, and teach you lessons many years later.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2015

    You gave me borrowed confidence.

    I held onto it. You have me false hope. I made it real. You gave me unrealistic dreams. I made them happen. You made empty promises. I fulfilled them myself. You gave me half the truth. I searched for the other half. You left me in pieces. I used them to create something even...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    I've been chased by a chicken.

    I'm a better runner now.
    Uxio Uxio
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jun 23, 2014

    I am a 4 time drunk driver

    and I am very lucky that I have never hurt some buddy, however I have done time in jail for it and I am happy to so that I have been sober ever since my last DUI back in 2013.
    tman419 tman419
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2015

    I've been a volunteer firefighter/emt/recovery

    diver for two years, I've seen and had to do some horrible things, like diving to the bottom of a lake to bring up a dead child and cut people I know out of terrible car wrecks by because of these things I feel like I have a different out look on life. I'm able to cherish the...
    firefighter1122 firefighter1122
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2015

    Hello My name is Taira Rei Banzu,

    I've become a better person because of what I've been through in my life... Verbal abuse, and Emotional abuse, I don't know how I've become a better person but now currently I'm going through a difficult time cuz of depression...now my mind is cloudy... sorry for this gloomy...
    TairaBanzu50 TairaBanzu50
    22-25, M
    Aug 3, 2015

    We all have a rock bottom moment.

    I believe all our hurdles/challenges have meaning. And, it is a blessing to be able to survive them. Because what doesn't kill you make you stronger.
    TinkerbellChica TinkerbellChica
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2015

    and now I have reached the point

    where I don't care if someone likes me or not and I am calling people out on their behavior towards me. the question i ask is, why do you feel like it is okay to treat me like this? I don't see you treating others like this? then stand back for the sputtering and spinning. I am...
    mom4ce mom4ce
    56-60, F
    Jun 7, 2015

    I haven't had a horrible life by any means,

    in comparison to some of the horrors I've seen. Nonetheless, each journey is very individual. I've had my share of pain, and I've made my mistakes. Still, I have very few regrets. Everything that has happened in my life good and bad, has made me who I am. I have fought for the...
    AntiveninKiss AntiveninKiss
    26-30, F
    Sep 21, 2014

    My life has evolved from sheltered pampered kid

    to overachieving high schooler to sorority girl, grunge band sidekick, professional daddy's girl, mom at 30.. Spinster at 40.. But all the time, never finding my fortune, my direction.. But evolving into a person that I never knew.. A freethinking, open minded, critical thinking...
    ToughSoftMom ToughSoftMom
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Nov 10, 2015

    Embarrassed to say that I used to be a very

    Black and White type of person but now that I see the Gray and appreciate it a lot more now, it has made me a more open and better person.
    spark16 spark16
    26-30, M
    Jun 29, 2015
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