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I Try to Be a Good Person

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    I find that as soon as I fail to practice this trying to be a better person that I quickly become horrible lol, strong word but I like to remind myself that sugar coating it will only make it easier to do again.  We all make mistakes and learn from them most of the time...
    JEDL JEDL 31-35, F Mar 7, 2010

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    At least I'll say I try.

    It's waaaaay to easy to slip to the dark side sometimes. There are times I screw up without even trying. I'll even try to good and suddenly, surprise, I did bad anyway. I'm not racist, sexist, or favoritist. I typically judge people by their character and intentions rather...
    GraceJediHeart GraceJediHeart 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    When Push Comes To Shove

    It has been like a game of tug o' war.  With my son as the centre,  That scarf tied in the middle of the rope,  Getting pulled here and there.  He is not a scarf.  He is not meant to be used in any game. He is only a boy whose heart is torn between two different sides. I...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    A Storm

    A group of friends rented a mountain cabin for a few days. When anunexpected storm kept them indoors, the first few hours were spentin pleasant conversation. But one man suddenly revealed a deep bit-terness by complaining of past mistreatment by people. Surprised byhis outburst...
    sunshines333 sunshines333 18-21, F Nov 5, 2012

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    I Really Want People To Think I Am A Good Person.

    I just wanted to write on this topic because I believe it is so important to have a good morale. Since I was a little girl my dad always told me to do the best that I can in everything that I do. I have tried so hard to do that in every aspect of my life. I think this is one of...
    marekgirl marekgirl 18-21 Apr 19, 2012

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    A Good Person

    I try to be a good person, I try to give everyone the benifit of the doubt. Even when I think or feel that they are lying. I would do anything for my family or friends. The problem there is that I usually wind up with the short end of the stick. You do for people, help them in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 10, 2009

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    Life Changing Tips From Internet I Liked

    10 Life Changing Tips Inspired By Rumi By Robert Piper Here are ten life changing tips inspired by quotes from the great Sufi poet, Rumi:1. Challenge Fear "Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious."2. Be Bold...
    sunshines333 sunshines333 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    Always!!

    I will always be a good person regardless of what others do.  This world is becoming harder for some to keep being a good person.  The people in it sometimes don't help.  This is why you should surround yourself with others who want to be a good person as well...
    yeaandso yeaandso 36-40, F Jul 21, 2009

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    A Storm

    A group of friends rented a mountain cabin for a few days. When anunexpected storm kept them indoors, the first few hours were spentin pleasant conversation. But one man suddenly revealed a deep bit-terness by complaining of past mistreatment by people. Surprised byhis outburst...
    sunshines333 sunshines333 18-21, F Nov 5, 2012

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    I am trying to be a good person. Some times I make mistakes. I will keep trying to do better next time.
    socialskillstraining socialskillstraining 56-60, M 4 days ago

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    I'm a bad person and That's what I will always be. Even if I tried to be better I go back to where I started. I believe in God and I know he is real but I've prayed to him over and...
    isabel16 isabel16 16-17, F Nov 29

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    I am not a religious person. I am not against the idea of religion or God, I just can't bring myself to trust in something that doesn't have proof. When I was about 5, I asked...
    LoveMusicDreams LoveMusicDreams 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 23

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    I'm not good enough for your friendship
    noblerain noblerain 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    The lessons about life and how to treat others in a fashion you would want reciprocated, did not come from religion. What I learned from religion is that someone can do that most...
    emoteemo emoteemo 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    i just do what i feel is right. I don't need someone else to tell my to do it or why i should do it. I just do. Doing it for any other reason just seems like it wouldn't be genuine...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 23

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    I really need help and I want somebody willing to help me. Thank you.
    gracegodduaghter gracegodduaghter 16-17, F Nov 28

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    Yo shouting out to everyone on this website add me on k.i.k swagdesigner1 if you wanna talk
    help435 help435 18-21, F Nov 28

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    And so is chris. http://youtu.be/vw5lwK9UAY8
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 28

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    Of course I make mistakes, but what makes me a good soul is that not only do I own up to my mistakes, but I try to be a better person because of them. I know when my actions or...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    So, I used to identify with my good side and project my bad side onto others... This is deep stuff, which took me thirty years to fathom... I used to think I wanted to be happy...
    Loufree Loufree 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I dont really know what is my personality. i somtimes feel iam honest, sometimes feel that iam the most bad person on earth. its been 24 years now i might me living more 30 year...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 13

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    I dont really know what is my personality. i somtimes feel iam honest, sometimes feel that iam the most bad person on earth. its been 24 years now i might me living more 30 year...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 13

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    I am good person. I also try to make good and respectful comments on E.P.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    Need to find a good personal trainer. Not mean or judgmental but encouraging and supportive. Near Norman Oklahoma if possible.
    SarahJane2O15 SarahJane2O15 18-21, F Nov 26

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    I love being horribly straightforward. I love sending reckless text messages (because how reckless can a form of digitized communication be?) and telling people I love them and...
    joyfulride joyfulride 36-40 2 Responses Dec 2

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    I do not get bad intentions because I'm a good person.I get always scared to hurt someone and I often care about people's feelings.
    Namidanoregret Namidanoregret 18-21, F Dec 13

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    But only when it comes to myself. I've never cared what other people think about what doesn't concern them about me, but if I feel like I've let someone down, acted poorly or if I...
    imsomewhereelse imsomewhereelse 13-15, F 56 mins ago

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    I think that good looks are a bonus but personality is what makes or breaks it in my mind.
    Zoekosmopoulos Zoekosmopoulos 18-21, F 41 mins ago

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    I try hard to be as good as I can be... but sometimes, due to a whole lot of things... I just get swayed by emotions and so... sometimes, I feel like I can't help my self from...
    pitchy28 pitchy28 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Okay I'm pretty shy, so starting a conversation isn't my thing. When I talk to someone that I appreciate, I can listen to her for hours without saying a word, it's like I'm...
    WizzlexBizzle WizzlexBizzle 13-15, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Everyone thinks of me as someone who doesn't have feelings and always seems to be an all round happy person, but it's insane how people say stuff and think that it has no effect on...
    theultimatesashacourtney theultimatesashacourtney 13-15, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    "Reliable Realist" Serious and quiet, interested in security and peaceful living. Extremely thorough, responsible and dependable. Well-developed powers of concentration. Usually...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 16-17, F 31 mins ago

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    PASSION A WORD OFTEN MISUNDERSTOOD ... Passion like Sex is more than just 1 thing its more than just the act. it is not just physical it is mental as well and its transcendental...
    amazingmike amazingmike 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    Why is it I'm seen as nice? A lot of people I've had the pleasure of speaking with have always said I'm a kind young man, or I am sweet boy, or a nice kid. One or the other or some...
    XxLittleBrotherxX XxLittleBrotherxX 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    An amazing personality is all I want.
    Devinwevin Devinwevin 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Just because I laugh off all their jokes and insults towards me doesn't mean I don't get hurt. I'm a sensitive person. I get hurt easily.
    wherehorizonsmeet wherehorizonsmeet 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    "I fall in love once or twice a day, but it's usually with a thought or an idea, not a person."
    MyGuardianAngel MyGuardianAngel 22-25, F 5 Responses 41 mins ago

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    My former boss who asked me out for online dating and turned out to only played me after I...
    bowbowdown bowbowdown 31-35 2 Responses Nov 25

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    A true friend I met on EP (thanks you) sent me this Clifton StrengthsFinder test for free. I now know what my dominate abilities are capable of and also what I needed to STOP doing...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Having a person who loves you like you are the best, the most beautiful, the smartest and the most amazing girl in the world is something that can be bought. Yes, it is wonderful...
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    In college my friends would often confide with me for emotional support and advice. I didn't mind, but back then I didn't realize that I was actually taking on an incredible burden...
    aninsideoutfox aninsideoutfox 22-25, M Nov 22

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    lately I feel so different huge changes I feel every day.i became mature calm relaxing person that made my life simple having fun in regular rotten stuff even walking at street .I...
    Lilyalexandergia Lilyalexandergia 18-21, F Dec 8

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    I think it is very important as it is a part of that defines who we are as a person and could reflect a part of our inner purity of mind. I do not only brush and cleanse my teeth...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M Nov 22

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    If anyone can give me any advice that would be good... If you've read my previous experiences you might guess that this is about my teacher again. In summary, he's like a family...
    Greenvines123 Greenvines123 13-15, F a week ago

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    What if you knew about the greatest person in existence...But you couldn't connect with them? What would you do? What would you say? I know what I would say... 'Story of my life' I...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 7

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    Desiderata Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your...
    joyfulride joyfulride 36-40 3 Responses 3 days ago

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