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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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    I can't change the world and I'd be crazy thinking I can! I can only change myself for the better and at best hope others will do the same. It all comes down to a matter of choice...
    LilChickadee LilChickadee 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I wish I could allow that to sink into my head and stop worrying about the past and focus on my future. To be really honest, my past was so messed up, that I wish to go back and...
    WeirdOtaku WeirdOtaku 18-21, F Dec 9

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    I have learned if I want to kill myself there is not point on telling someone so they can change my mind. If I want to do it I doubt there's a chance someone's opinion would madder...
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I HAVE to feel that I'm in control of everything...if I feel out-of-control...then I have anxiety & depression. Even if I'm not in control of anything...I need to at least feel...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 23

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    I cannot change my past, I can only work on forgiving myself for the mistakes I made, for people I may have hurt without knowing, and for not seeing the truth of someone else's...
    Rainey14 Rainey14 61-65, F 8 Responses Nov 23

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    My past is well horrible but when i went into depression at the age of 14-16 ive felt like ive been trapped in some body i just wanted to let go this is when i attempted suicide...
    ILoveBilly ILoveBilly 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    I can't change the choices I've already made, and I can't go back in time. However, I can change the choices I make from now onward, and reflect on the actions I have made to learn...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 22

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    I'm simply angry I'm angry on the world Angry on people I'm angry because I do not know the answers I do not know the meaning of life I do not know if there is something else out...
    larosenoire larosenoire 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 22

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    It's more like "I know that one person can change your whole life" Because I have someone in my life that has changed my entire life! For the better of course. I even met her on...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    Grammar issues aside, I do believe that one person can change your life, because I have just such a person in my life. I met her just 1.5 years ago, and she has turned my world...
    Everlast82 Everlast82 51-55, M 4 Responses Dec 4

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    Sometimes people think of the world their in, a dark world nothing but the things you see and make up. People are in these worlds to leave something be hide, or to forget what they...
    RyanLThomas RyanLThomas 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 2

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    Anyone can find out that the cannabinoids of marijuana can cause cancer. Aside from that, I want to blame it for the strange emotional behavior from someone that is in contact with...
    WarmGoldenHeart WarmGoldenHeart 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 14

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    I want to let go of this pain. I want to let go of him. I want to get over how much he hurt me. I want to stop feeling heartbroken. I want to let go. I don't know how to let go. If...
    classicslove classicslove 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 2

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    The last few months of my life have been absolute hell. I've felt so alone and trapped by the sadness inside. For a 13 year old girl my personality is very mature, sarcastic and...
    JewelClara4 JewelClara4 13-15, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Too many people get stuck in their stubborn ways and habits that they've gotten use to over the course of their life. You have to step outside of your comfort zone or you will...
    ozboybrian ozboybrian 26-30 4 Responses Nov 25

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    I can't change that I drove her away. but I'm better now. I removed myself from the people that were toxic on my life. But she can't stand me anymore but she's always on my mind...
    ozboybrian ozboybrian 26-30 2 Responses Dec 13

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    I can't change what happened in the past. I can only live in the present and be the best wife so that I will always be number one, even if sometimes (because I dwell on the past to...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    No I can't change the past but it's because of my past that I am the person I am today. Some days I say "I hate how I was raised" and other days I'm glad for it because I believe...
    skipper596 skipper596 22-25, F Nov 29

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    Whenever I think about you, I think about our plans. The central park date. The starbucks lunch. The movie-and-game room. The morning sex. The breakfast in bed. The kiss when I...
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 14

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    With this departure that gave me another life to breathe in. It was not fulfilling for I am breathing without my left lung. How long has it been? Few days? To me, it was simply...
    JinxRaven JinxRaven 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I can't stand myself at times. I'm selfish and cruel. I don't want to be those things but I can't help myself. I wish I could stop
    WearyBeautyLeah WearyBeautyLeah 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    It's hard to accept things I can't change. It makes me feel powerless I always like to think that there is a way to change things, make things better but sometimes there isn't and...
    0815Jade 0815Jade 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I think I'm done with weed, among other things. It's been a fun past few months, but taking a break from it has felt great. The thing I never realized was that weed hits you...
    Indistinct Indistinct 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    Over the year, I met a woman who would soon become my best friend. We shared everything together. We were inseparable at one point. Then, we started dating. And I soon learned what...
    Wanderlord Wanderlord 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 13

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    I not easy. I can't change the fact that my bf is an impulsive spender. I can't change the fact the he lies a lot of the time. I can't change the fact that he doesn't like me...
    Butterflywings1987 Butterflywings1987 26-30, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm trynna photo shop myself inside and out, instead of acting a certain way I wanna be a certain way. any pointers?
    dksl14 dksl14 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am a nice person, I live by the Golden Rule even when it doesn't serve me. It seems several people in my life do the opposite ALL the time. It's frustrating. My ex came to get...
    antidote4toxicity antidote4toxicity 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    There are things in the life that I can't change & I KNOW this...but I still dwell on those things...at least for awhile. I eventually move on from that to something else. I can...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Dec 7

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    I'm not trying to be negative but it's just hard to accept the fact that I lost all my respect. I've had some many friends and many were loyal. And now I've lost it all. When I had...
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Listen I do really bad **** like really bad I can't change the past but I hope I can do good in the future I wanna go in the army and become an engineer and after that I wanna...
    jadelynthompson jadelynthompson 13-15, F Nov 28

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    Sitting up in the dark watching a movie while my fiancé is sleeping, thinking on a decision I might go through tomorrow but debating. I'm going on 39 yrs old in a few weeks I just...
    mznyc75 mznyc75 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 28

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    I'm not really sure what I'm doing here. What I'm supposed to be learning or teaching, or getting out of this new turn in life. I think of turning around sometimes, because this is...
    EyzofBlue EyzofBlue 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I don't feel emotions like I should. I don't cry when I'm supposed to. I lack a conscious. But have enough common sense to stay grounded. I finally understand that its not...
    Minnowshi Minnowshi 18-21, F Dec 6

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    I believe : 1. that happiness is something you choose ahead of time but it doesn't necessarily mean things will be easy 2. That the hard/challenging times are there to show you who...
    wantingconnections wantingconnections 26-30 4 days ago

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    A year ago I married a chinese sex worker. I fell in love and I know she loves me because she shows me every day, the little things she does that make love and marriage worthwhile...
    324604ccurtis 324604ccurtis 46-50, M 8 Responses Nov 29

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    I'm afraid of being hurt by someone I care about so I block everyone out. I want to change so badly, I don't know how to though. I've tried so hard but I still push people away.
    meganleslie meganleslie 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    Yes now I understand that things will never change, MY SISTER HATES ME and I HATE HER. I know that this will never change. TBH I DONT CARE AT ALL!!
    B2ST B2ST 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 5

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    this year has been full of hardship for me,yet its been life changing..I get lonely a lot but I try to think good positive thoughts. I work come home and hang with my dog who is an...
    Duke87 Duke87 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 28

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    I definitely believe in smiling at someone and making their day change for the better. Everyone gets down about something from time to time. A smile from a friend or a stranger...
    oldernudistwifeandmom oldernudistwifeandmom 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    Ever since I was a child I've always thought that I would grow up to save the world from things like sickness, getting old, dying, haterd, envy, war, pollution, corruption, etc...
    MK25 MK25 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 28

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    And I seek to change the things I can't accept. It's called activism. I'm an activist! I prefer to add my name to a letter of protest, but I have actually gone out on the streets...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F Dec 3

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    I'm 21 for the last few years I have been a complete **** up I guess you could say been doing nothing but sitting on my *** getting drunk and high but that's now all over. The...
    jitterbug9 jitterbug9 18-21, M 6 Responses Dec 4