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I Think Comparing Yourself To Others Is A Bad Idea

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    I am the best me I can be but I am not the best ALY, Kitten, Jimfin, or anyone else. I am unique and i don't have to know I measure up to them because they are unique in their own way as well. 
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F May 3, 2010

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    I would never ever do that. I think comparing to others is a very bad idea.
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 2 Responses Jun 20, 2010

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    Yuppers!!! I Do!!

    Each of us different.  We have differnt looks, different personalities, different talents.  Each of us is called to live a different life. I believe constantly comparing yourself to others is the fastest way to depression.  You aren't called to live their...
    ChristineJones ChristineJones 31-35, F 4 Responses May 13, 2010

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    Yet I Do It Anyways...

    I know when things aren't a good idea or when they are bad for me... yet sometimes I end up doing them anyways. Like comparing myself to others. I can't be anyone but myself yet I constantly put myself down by not being like this person or being able to do what that person can do...
    RoziePanda12 RoziePanda12 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    I just feel like I can be a really bad daughter sometimes. I'm horrible to my mum a lot even though she shows so much love and affection towards me. I know it's not a good excuse...
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    I saw a question somewhere (I don't remember where) that asked about something I do differently than other people. I pee differently. lol. Ever since I was little I learned that...
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    I don't like movies that much. Everyone I know loves watching movies but I'm just like "Meh.." Even if it's a good movie, I lose interest half way through. I can watch the same...
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    I reaLy want someone with whom I can share my feelings
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    15.9.14 one of the most memorable experiences of my life. This was day when I played my first badminton tournament, I got trashed by my opponent. The scores were 15-2 and 15-5 very...
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    I have been with my girlfriend for almost 7 months now and I know that you mind find it stupid that I'm being so serious about her, since I am only 15, but I really love her and I...
    Geonite Geonite 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 4

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    R. Do you ever think of yourself as actually dead lying in a box with a lid on it? No. R. Nor do I really. It's silly to be depressed by it. I mean, one thinks of it...
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M Sep 23

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    Hmm. I thought I was mostly over that. Well, now I know my next step. I was originally supposed to have the weekend off, which is rare, since evidently I'm the only person they...
    OneEarth2 OneEarth2 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 13

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    I miss him a thousands times each day and each night. I will never forget that feeling, that feeling of uneasiness. When you know something isn't right, and that was when I got the...
    PrincessMelancholia PrincessMelancholia 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love helping people. Even when they don't realize they needed help. Sometimes I think I help others because I'm too afraid to start helping myself.
    Quertal Quertal 13-15, M 4 Responses Sep 21

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    yeah I think everyone needs this badly because I see people shouting on you or abusing you without any proper reason.
    ExUser007 ExUser007 18-21 6 days ago

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    I really think my depression is bad i need a person.... I don't laugh or play or smile in stuck in a dark room with the lights off I'm very pale and feel like a vampire....help...
    Foreverdepressed1211 Foreverdepressed1211 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I recently entered a relationship with my now boyfriend close to a month ago, the thing is that I haven't officially dated anyone in 3 years because of previous horrible...
    eviecain eviecain 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have a serious problem comparing myself to others. I try really hard not to, but I do. It seems that I am really slow at learning things. Its like everything I look at something...
    TurkeyBacon TurkeyBacon 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    What is the definition of a free thinker to you? Is it freedom from religion,freedom from conforming to what society expects from you (for example your appearance,how people think...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    My boyfriend broke up with me. I cried and begged him to come back although I think this is the stupidest thing I have ever done. I believed love can overcome everything. This is...
    helinglingzero helinglingzero 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Why are my parents constantly comparing me to my sister, other family members, or friends? It bothers me and they just call me sensitive but I have a right to be don't I? They're...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 16-17, F Sep 6

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    I just finished watching a film that I know I'm going to fail miserably trying to share because it was touching in a personal way to me. It was a film about a young girl from the a...
    TheShadowedGirl TheShadowedGirl 31-35 1 Response Sep 21

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    Its a good thing I can post under this title multiple times. Normally I'd say something witty but I'm having feelings. Panic, specifically. I don't want to feed into it by trying...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    There is a method to playing Minesweeper. I read that some really smart people at some big University got a lot of money to run a study. They found out that the number of hours...
    hugo1964 hugo1964 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    i feel heaven n hell are right here we have to make this earth what it can be out of the two..help others so we make a healthy and happy earth ..so when u have so many happy people...
    romell romell 36-40, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I had a bad falling out with a family member. It was really bad that the whole family just got shaken up. 10 years on we've never said a word to each other. The mere mention of...
    InSilence2012 InSilence2012 36-40, F 2 hrs ago

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    I think...... -Equal rights means equal accountability. -People are getting complacent about how far we've come, and not realizing we've still got a ways to go. -The meaning of...
    1stepforward3shovesback 1stepforward3shovesback 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    Okay so I found this on my I pod and I thought I'd share this. It was written 12/31/10 so it's a bit old. Now warning I have no clue what the hell I was smoking (says the...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F Sep 18

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    I think everyone should go to a therapist and get professional help with things. We all have problems and we developed coping skills on our own but it's doesn't mean they are...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    Caring about what others perceive you to be is a form of social slavery. You will be constantly craving for social approval and admiration, bounded by a paralyzing fear of being...
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    It took me a while to accept myself. It's hard to like things about yourself when you constantly compare yourself to everyone. LOVE YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU ARE UNIQUE! Stop hating...
    Laura328 Laura328 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    I have been trying to get over a break up over the last year and a half...I finally feel relief and feel happiness in my life again. If u are struggling in getting over a nasty...
    brokenhearted7108 brokenhearted7108 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    Thinking about life itself as i use to do i realized a magnificent interior revelation. I will try to explain in writing form this feeling that i had. All of us came to existance...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Sep 4

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    The majority of us spend most of our lives trying to satisfy other people. I don't think you should care what others think of you, because you don't live for them. If they don't...
    InLoveWithDarkness InLoveWithDarkness 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 17

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    I am writing this post to hopefully save someone who is considering suicide. I know that life can be so hard, lonely, and scary sometimes, for some of us we never seem to catch a...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    Haa ... Sometimes I can't even stop thinking about this ! I feel like this earth doesn't want to have me anymore ! It's true that the life I have is really amazing comparing to...
    GamELF GamELF 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I always find these people who want to use and abuse. I know why I seek them. I was always a abused child but it seems like I can't even tell the sign of a bad guy
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    In July of this year, I had the good fortune of going to the Washington Journalism and Media Conference in Fairfax, Virginia. It was an amazing experience, mostly because of one...
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    Over the years I have come to learn and realize that you shouldn't have to change for no one. You should always stay true to yourself. I admit I made that stupid mistake of trying...
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    Mind: Why fall in love with anyone at all. Don't give anyone that kind of power on you. Heart: But it feels so special, to be wanted by someone. Knowing that you aren't just a...
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    What's everyone's size mines small I thinks 5 inches
    Dylan987 Dylan987 18-21, M 8 Responses Sep 21

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    Respect! I'll listen and respect views and opinions from other people as long as they're not downgrading or backstabbing or discrimnated thoughts of others by based on opinions and...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I have GOT to get this out... I cant keep it bottled in any longer. I may only be rambling to myself here, but I dont care, at least it will be out of my system. ( I'm going to...
    ashuriiNikooru ashuriiNikooru 18-21, F 5 days ago

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