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I Try to Be Perfect

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    I Try.. But Im Not

    im the farthest thing from perfect. my families far from perfect, my parents are divorced, i talk to much, i laugh too loud, i never say the right things, things always go wrong with boys, i always mess up.. but still everyday i put on a smile & march down the halls & act...
    youdontknowme54321 youdontknowme54321 16-17, F Sep 1, 2007

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    A Litlle Ocd Maybe

    i have a small case of perfectionism. small enough that i don't notice it so much, but big enough that those around me do. school work is where i try the hardest to be perfect. i feel like i must. i'm naturally a good student, so if i don't try to be perfect then i tend to slack...
    scooper scooper 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2008

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    Not Perfect...

    I am not anywhere near perfect---i have always known that. perfection is impossible but it doesn't stop me from trying to achieve it. for me, i don't know how to stop trying so hard. ever since i was little i have been going to the same school. they expect you to be perfect...
    em4040 em4040 16-17, F Feb 6, 2008

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    What Constitutes Perfect?

    Can someone tell me?
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    And I Hate It.

    When I was growing up, my older brother was a perfect child. He was smart as hell; he started reading at four years old. He was meek. He didn't throw rocks at people. My parents, especially my mother, always treated him slightly more favorably. Not significantly so, but enough to...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F Oct 27, 2008

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    I Try So Hard To Be Perfect, I Sometimes Dont Know What Im Supposed To Be

     Its a very stressful life. I'm at constant fault with myself, now i want to come across as intelligent and now i just feel like i'm a self riteous, arrogant, vain, egotistic ****. I claim to know more about life than anyone else and what the hell, ive been through way too...
    bubblegum84 bubblegum84 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 9, 2009

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    Always Have

    since i found out i was adopted ... and my sister just disappeared and i thought they sent her away ( which in some sense they did ) i always thought well if im not the perfect daughter they would have no problem  dismissing me too ... so i spent yrs trying to be perfect...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Aug 23, 2007

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    Too Hard Yet I Try

    There is only one person that has ever lived that is perfect and in my mind that Jesus, yet everyday Io wake up and i try to be perfect I try to treat others the way I want to be treated I try to give what I can and I try to be the worlds view of what a perfect woman looks like...
    Starbuck82 Starbuck82 31-35, F Apr 15, 2011

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    I Am Perfect

      I found this poem today and thought it was perfect for this group.   I'm practically perfect in every respect. I haven't a flaw you could ever detect. As soon as you know me I'm sure you'll agree There’s no one around who's as perfect as me...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 17, 2009

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    But Will Never Succeed...

    Try as I do one would think I would be at least much closer to perfect. However no matter what I do I don't think, well I know that, I will never reach perfection.  No one will.  SO why do I try so hard?  Because I am just programmed to try to be perfect.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 7 Responses Oct 27, 2008

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    Did I Over Extend, Did I Leave Anything Out?

    If there was going to be a perfect person, what would they have to be like? Here's my starting point. Can you add to this? Should anything be removed?   A perfect person… …carries their own weight, pays their own fare, does their part as best they can...
    JRSK007 JRSK007 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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    I Try My Best

    I try my best,To be perfect,Never works,that's life,No one's perfect.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Dec 2, 2011

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    Perfect... Who Me???

    I am definitely NOT perfect. I've always tried to be perfect, but I don't suceed at it. Well I am not so much perfect. Yeah, I have a good personality and I try really hard to be a good person and be nice to other people, but the most perfect thing about me is how I look. I go...
    unfucktheworld unfucktheworld 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2007

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    and that bothers me... everyone else is perfect
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    I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I will never be perfect and I don't want people to expect perfection from me. Everyone makes mistakes and I know I have made a lot of them in...
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    I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am not a perfect person nor am I anywhere close to it. I am only human and I make my share of mistakes just like anyone else. I am honest...
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    Everybody would live to be 100+ years old. We would get to see all of our children, grandchildren & great grands grow up. We would never miss a special moment. In my perfect world...
    HarmonyVents HarmonyVents 31-35, F Jan 31

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    I know im not perfect, but I try to be nice to everyone. I like making friends. and when im not so perfect my dad fixes that :-( but I still love him.
    jtlittlebit jtlittlebit 13-15, F Jan 29

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    Well I'm not really sorry cause all my mistakes and everything that i do makes me Well me.if I was perfect life would be boring at least for me.I like to be differnt!!
    cieloissky cieloissky 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    I was so worry with my exam but today I hired a custom writing service to help me to arrange and make my note. Now I am feeling perfect in my mind.
    shenwarn shenwarn 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    What most people will see as imperfect is perfect to me. She may get her spells wrong, but she does it so perfectly wrong. Most people think she can't be trusted with her magic...
    Silverfeather1993 Silverfeather1993 22-25, F Jan 24

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    I'm not perfect, I make mistakes , I hurt people. But when I say sorry, I mean it.
    melodyyyy melodyyyy 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 23

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    Why judge others when you're not perfect ? Everybody has flaws and no one is 100% perfect .
    MysticEmerald MysticEmerald 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    I reminded someone that I'm not perfect and never will be .....some of us are just trying to get by with appreciating the simple things to smile about and trying not to feel like a...
    Chernobylplayground Chernobylplayground 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    "Because Of You" song by Kelly Clarkson - perfect description of my ******* life
    GhostPrincess GhostPrincess 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I know that I have a lot of work to do as a person. I am nowhere near where I need to be and know that I could be doing so much better in many areas of my life. I will try my best...
    quickonmyfeet quickonmyfeet 13-15, F Jan 18

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    Brook pictured above, loved to take his shoes and socks off and air out his picture perfect bare feet every chance he got. Whether it was at school, at home, a friend's house or...
    beachfoot12 beachfoot12 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    who is perfect ? can anybody define perfect to me ? and would all the definitions match ? i dont think so . i know i am not perfect . no one is . because there exists no such thing...
    souravm588 souravm588 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I'm impressed. Anyone can be perfect to someone else. It's not an improvement a person can use as a New Year's Resolution. It's about having compatibility and it's not easy for...
    WarmGoldenHeart WarmGoldenHeart 31-35, F Jan 16

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    Oh...but I am....I am perfectly me. No one else does it quite the way I do. ;)
    Lloorrii2 Lloorrii2 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    WERE PAYING BUT SUMMONS IS GOING THROUGH A MACHINE ....LOVE TO ALL
    happyinesswins5252 happyinesswins5252 51-55, F Jan 13

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    I really want to follow my mum and be a fulltime home-maker. I used to want to be like my father – he's a lawyer, but after my trauma I changed my mind and I seem to look at a...
    AGirlNamedKim AGirlNamedKim 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    I believe it's wrong for people to judge other people in a negative way because none of us is perfect and we all have flaws. I know that I am not perfect nor anywhere close to it...
    natalie218 natalie218 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I know that I am far from perfect and there are several areas in my life where I can make improvements. No one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes and all I can do is do the...
    underpressure417 underpressure417 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Its a pretty awesome movie. Love acapella
    RichardHertz RichardHertz 36-40, M Jan 11

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    This is a tough one! I wish this was a recognised disorder, at least then my professors wouldn't have to wonder why i looked like a zombie when work was handed in. People assume...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I just wonder if there's a guy who understands every aspect of my life and I understand his. I wish there was a guy that I could have one conversation with and think, "this is the...
    HaloTheNevermind HaloTheNevermind 13-15, F Jan 10

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    I loved you when I thought you were perfect,, Then when I seen you weren't perfect,, I loved you even more..
    wvcountrylady wvcountrylady 56-60, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    this is my power. this is my curse
    isshereal isshereal 31-35, F Jan 9

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