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I Try to Be Perfect

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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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    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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    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 16-18, F Sep 1, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    What Constitutes Perfect?

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

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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 6 Responses Feb 17, 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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    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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    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 26-30, F Apr 15, 2011

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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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    My vision of perfect was a different kind, mostly with enduring a stare at the mirror in front me, or handling to unzip my dress & show what I am to the world. Everyone tells me my...
    ChantyPrime ChantyPrime 13-15, F Jan 28

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    One thing my father and I could always agree on was that I am not perfect and that this is an issue. What we disagreed on: whether perfectionism should be applied to others other...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 8

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    The most perfect woman I have met yet in my life wants to have nothing to do with me. She is kind of tall 5'8" long dark brown hair, sometimes dyed black. Nerdy sexy librarian...
    ninerzoon ninerzoon 36-40, M Jan 30

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    I hurt myself again yesterday... And things just don't seem to be getting better... I'm never going to be the perfect friend, the perfect daughter, the perfect girlfriend... And...
    connieawaller connieawaller 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I know I'm not perfect so don't say I'm perfect. Yea I play softball and do cheer and choir but I'm not perfect. I hate it when people say tht.
    ericalynne2k17 ericalynne2k17 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    no I'm not perfect but I'm definitely not fake I want people to be who they are. when I see someone all depressed I ask them what's wrong and when they say "I'm not perfect" I say...
    sexybeast1202 sexybeast1202 13-15, F Feb 7

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    I wish I was perfect, I'm cute in real, great career but not perfect....
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 9

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    i mean, ok, there is nothing wrong with trying to get things as good or as nice as possible,no matter what it is you are trying to do/achieve, but sometimes people need to realise...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm far from perfect, I mess up, I make mistakes, I make bad choices but I take comfort In the fact that I'm a good person. I treat people with respect and always trying to be...
    0815Jade 0815Jade 22-25, F Feb 1

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    I'm not perfect by a long shot and never claimed to be . I just want people to accept me for who I am . And if they can't well then they can keep walking .
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    Little Do You Know -Alex&Sierra Perfect Song that describes the love side of myself.
    kaylakanoelani kaylakanoelani 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I know I'm not perfect....
    Woot2u Woot2u 18-21, M Feb 6

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    I normally don't really listen to Kelly Clarkson (as talented a she is)..but I came across this song and it describes my life PERFECTLY right now!!!! I swear to god I am coming out...
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Nobody is perfect and we all make mistakes in life. It's what makes us individuals
    Mrunderstood Mrunderstood 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    I alawys try to make them believe i'm not perfect AND I'll never be
    helarebah helarebah 22-25, F Feb 14

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    I love to lay in my bed sometimes and night and reflect on the wonderful people and events that have brought laughter, love and joy into my life. There is one person in particular...
    sensualbeauty1 sensualbeauty1 46-50, F 7 Responses Feb 16

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    I can accept that I'm not perfect but my family really can't. They want me to change and everything which gets me annoyed... I don't know have to. I'm a reject ):
    brokxnangxl brokxnangxl 13-15, F Feb 18

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    Not just "perfectly valid" but one which any woman should be proud of and proud to aspire to. It is not easy to run a home and bring up children, it is not a soft option and it is...
    MrsSThomas MrsSThomas 36-40, F 8 Responses Feb 18

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    Everyone has something in them that can surprise someone else. Everyone has a little bad with good or a little good with bad. But that doesn't make anyone different from the other...
    Living2Heights Living2Heights 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    One of the very few accomplishments in my life. I taught myself perfect pitch with a year of practice. I had actually completely forgotten about it until today. It just never goes...
    mic112 mic112 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Programming is a real challenge as a perfectionist. Most people consider it hard to make things work, but I want to make it look good and work fast and smoothly too on top of just...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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