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I Struggle to Be a Better Person

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    Perhaps 'struggle' is too strong to describe my 'process'. I know for some it is a difficult battle with themselves, and sometimes the others around them. Mine is more with me even though I know it has an affect on others, especially those very few really close to me. My 'process...
    massagethelady massagethelady 51-55, M Dec 7, 2012

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    And honestly, I don't like it... Deep in the inside, I know it's better to just accept that I'm not nice at all, which is how I've seen myself as for a long time now. I know as...
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    I sit at a table with my girlfriends varying sizes ranging from 10-22 and it strikes me that the closest i have been to a size zero person was off the pages of a magazine . By...
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    could have messed up the one thing that makes me happy. I still may have. I hope not. People make choices and react according to their previous experiences. I am no different...
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    I think being more Womanly is the answer for me. Being more feminine is the goal I aspire to in order to reach higher as a person. Being a man is just not enough for me. I am...
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    It seems like everyone around me thinks I'm the worst person.. I'm too "conceited blah blah. Idk what more I could change. I've already changed so much
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    but damn am I sick of it. I'm sick of giving in, I'm sick of always thinking for others and I'm sick of people expecting me to be the better person. enough is enough and there is...
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    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...
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    I'm struggling to be stable in my school right now. I'm missing my dues and doing assignments really slowly. Part of the reason is because I get easily distracted and I'm a lazy...
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    I know I should be a better person than I am. I have anger issues. I have trust issues. I get frustrated easily. I think I have become a loner because of this. I just don't have...
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    I have struggled with drug addiction for 32 years but today I am clean I have been clean for 3 years and 3 months I have never been in a detox or rehab I got clean off my own back...
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    I am more than thankful for my personal struggles because I am more of a stronger and wiser person than I ever was before.
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    its hard as hell when someones insulting you, or trying to upset you. but the best word of advise, yes may come from the bible, but its good advice regardless, basically if...
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    I always feel as if I am right on the cusp of being the best I have ever been, then I slip a little...a little more...a little bit more...and back to the drawing board.
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    From what I remember of reading Freud's theories, I guess this is a completely natural aspect of human personality. Struggle is the word, at times. I can fully acknowledge how...
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    I'm not an ugly person I'm (I've been told) that I'm rather cute. I'm a small woman and for a black woman I don't have a very big butt my co-workers like to joke that I have no...
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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
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    I am 44 and overweight... I started a regime a week a go and I've been disciplined. I know I can do it. Am I too old for doing a triathlon?
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    I know its lame to say this but I truly hate my body. Whenever I'm with my best friend I always feel insecure and then look at what I wear compare to her. We both have the same...
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    I hate my body. I despise it so much. I need it to be faster, stronger, better looking, cleaner skin, less hair, larger d**k. Just everything needs to be better. Maybe if I do that...
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    Good thing for my struggles. Otherwise, life might actually be fulfilling. Can't have that or I might just enjoy being alive. Wouldn't that be horrible? Instead, I just struggle...
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    I have been through a lot since the new year and im just trying to better myself everyday. this is the reason i work 3 jobs.
    BeingMe843 BeingMe843 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 12

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    may God make my feet steady for me being a better person Ameen I always try
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    I feel sick lazy bad need water sad and need to cry but can't :(
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