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I Think I Can Change Myself And Others

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    I think people do have the ability to change both, themselves and others. Many people feel that cannot change others. At least that's what I see here on EP. It could be we are talking about different things. For example, I have changed my husband in many ways, but is he what I...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    We grow older and perhaps even wiser but that wisdom just means we understand even more how much we can't change but somehow must accept. Our youthful selves tells us we can change...
    lllewyd lllewyd 56-60, F 4 hrs ago

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    I believe people can change good and bad. My ex is a great example of this. We dated all threw high school and we had a great relationship we had a lot of things in common as far...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Im transgendered im trying to accept it but people want me to not i cant change my feelings to please others take the time to read up about it i toke my time to read. Im not saying...
    Angelbladegirl22 Angelbladegirl22 22-25, T 12 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    My mom passed away in 2012... I miss her so much sometimes I think about killing myself... And I self harm but I'm trying to deal with her passing a different way
    Moneshaa Moneshaa 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 1

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    It's hard to be stuck in a place in life that you just do not want be in. And look back and beat yourself up for choices that got you there. Well. I've done this for years and...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    Things you cannot change but wish you could 1. The fact people die every day 2. the need people have for war/fighting. 3. The way some people think
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    That one smile can change a persons outlook on the day, It can change a mood from depressed to touched, that smile can do wonders to a person who has nothing to look forward to...
    Gabbygirl123 Gabbygirl123 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    Fact: I can't change the past Option: but I can change the future You have to take your mistakes for what they were in the past and use by not making the same ones in the future...
    germany100 germany100 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I love how one person can change your life and he changed it for the better :) xxTemixx
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    My past experiences were quite terrible and unsatisfied, and they have been haunting me for years. Though I cannot change them, I try to accept the pathway I passed. I need to keep...
    SADstruggler SADstruggler 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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    This person was very bad with me.I hope that I can change my future so that I'll be less vulnerable to meet people like that.
    sineaddu sineaddu 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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    Accepting things that I cannot change because it's part of moving on.
    becuuh becuuh 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    But the thing is I can change panic and anxiety if it wants to engulf my mind then bring it cause after 20 years of trying to run from it and never escape I am facing it what's the...
    weeshil weeshil 41-45, F 15 Responses Aug 5

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    I have made mistakes in my past that I cannot change. I have learnt alot from them and am hoping it will make me a better person. I carry alot of guilt as I have hurt many people...
    ichanged ichanged 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 9

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    Without a doubt, I consider myself a feminist, or at the very least a feminist ally. This lens I apply is not only limited to criticism of my fellow man and woman, but to myself...
    InfluxOfQuestions InfluxOfQuestions 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    Its been hard not been able to clear out my mind on how to utilize it on useful ways so as a result I got nothing . Today I stand with no ambition or goal in life because I never...
    openheart92 openheart92 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I have to sacrifice my sanity so that others can be happy.. I'm hurt and I can not get over myself it's like a crime to beat myself but it's a even worse crime to actually hurt...
    LivingNotRequired LivingNotRequired 18-21, M 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I've had a few good days keeping occupied, but every time I'm at home alone I can't stop thinking about what my ex and his new girlfriend might be doing. Every time my phones...
    iknowmykingdomawaits iknowmykingdomawaits 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    Well there's many things I can't change. Like I can't change who a person is, I can't change what someone believes I can't change anything about anyone honestly... I've had a...
    chooseyourpath chooseyourpath 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 29

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    In the past few years I've struggled with depression, anxiety, PTSD and an ednos, but I've pretty much won the battle. I was hospitalised for four months and I did a lot of healing...
    madmoodog madmoodog 13-15, F Aug 5

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    I have changed alot threw the past 3 months! I did have an old account that I forgot my information on but I made this one to help others like some people helped me. I was a wreak...
    xXMacKenzieXx xXMacKenzieXx 16-17, F Aug 13

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    I have realized that through my experiences, that one person that fits you perfectly, doesn't need to change you, but you change for the better. Once I allow myself to step back...
    kennalynn67 kennalynn67 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    So there's this girl that I've known for just about a week. I met her at this party that was held by my best friends friend whom he met through Instagram. Now she was holding this...
    MartinIsInLove MartinIsInLove 16-17, M 6 Responses Aug 16

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    I was raped 4 years ago on Friday. Every single day feels like a battle to live, I know I should be grateful that I have my life when so many others have taken it from them. I was...
    demie18 demie18 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I want to live in a different city. I see myself in a small, quaint, modern place I can truly call home. I see myself walking to get some coffee and seeing some acquaintances...
    Becomingme4 Becomingme4 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    Regreating for all the lies which i had told just to hide one lies :( ...want to change past and change the word what i have said to others.. :'(
    Zarina23 Zarina23 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    Well I'm trying to accept the fact that I'm gay and it's getting harder and harder everyday. Sometimes I feel like I'm bisexual and I need to be more with girls but this actually...
    beonstreet beonstreet 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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    At the age of forty I am having a difficult time consistently telling the truth to the people I love the most in life. Although over the years I have improved on compulsive lying...
    MAXMAD18 MAXMAD18 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 5

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    I don't like when other people to change something about myself Like I have nothing to change about myself I'm not perfect but yeah
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Something I will never fully understand is the past. I have one. You have one. We all have one. Depending on our age and life experiences, some of us may come with more baggage...
    RussL RussL 26-30, M 23 hrs ago

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    I love just to make others smile :)
    Kaitlyn262 Kaitlyn262 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 28

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    Two people to think I'm a Jesus freak... I look at it like this. If you walk past an open manhole, with no signs up and notice a kid running towards it. Would you stop the child or...
    PrincessHeather PrincessHeather 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    Let's Make a Long Story Short :)Age 4; sexually abused. Age 5-13; childhood with divorced parents and bad memories. Age 12; first time I cut myself. Age 13; first spark of love...
    MissAutumn MissAutumn 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Excerpt from Ch. 17 of OnenessIt will take much courage, on the part of some of you who consider yourselves to have a great deal at stake, to make a radical deviation from your...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 2 Responses Aug 1

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    Officially decided to ditch my pre law major and pursue something I'm passionate about and talented in. I feel free and more enlightened. Hooray for change and making (surviving...
    Cory45 Cory45 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 1

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    I found in life you have to push yourself to get what you want cause nothing ever comer to you.......so I have tied my hardest to make everyone happy around me, but sometimes even...
    izzyalmond izzyalmond 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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    I like helping others but when I get in a depress mode I can't help anyone! Especially not myself, and if I can't do that I'm not going to be able to help anyone else. Or make...
    feelinglost84 feelinglost84 26-30, F Aug 9

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    have you seen the latest trend swarming the net ? other than the makeup transformation thing , ? yep ! the ice bucket challenge , I was kinda curious , so I've been thinking what...
    prestinewhite prestinewhite 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am accepting the things I can not change. I'm accepting the loneliness, the heart ache, and the independence. I will learn to be strong on my own and blossom into the person I...
    Inthepr0cess Inthepr0cess 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    First off, I'm an addict in recovery. Coming up on a year ago, I was enrolling in college, and slowly but surely I began dropping my classes. I was miserable. I remember sitting in...
    Yourbaaaby Yourbaaaby 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 7

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    I wish I hadn't messed up with him, I wish I hadn't been so slutty, I wish I could redo my relationship with my mom but all I can is look to tomorrow and hope he still loves me...
    Pinkyschwear23 Pinkyschwear23 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    i am 25 yr old a dropout with no ged or high school diploma, started working since i was 16, but i wasn't able to save any money, started using drugs the addiction i got is esctasy...
    thatlostone thatlostone 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    Today was lonely and heartbreaking. Complete change at work...new personnel...new rules. I miss my old work buddies and I am pretty sure I should move on from the emotional affair...
    alm0718 alm0718 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I sent my boyfriend off to college this morning -- I thought I was okay, but I had a hectic day that kept me distracted and by the end of the night I was crying. I currently can't...
    jycdartmniac jycdartmniac 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was adopted been knowing it all my life I had the greatest adoptive family one could have they were an older couple and past away early on in my early adult hood .I also was...
    Sinabinette Sinabinette 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm letting go. Letting go of all things negative that consume my mind. I want to be free. Free as raindrops falling from the sky. I want to be happy. Starting tomorrow, I...
    Brandnue Brandnue 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 28