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    A Slow Learner - True Meaning Of Thanksgiving 25 Years Later

    The past few months haven’t been my best. I’ve gone through a lot and well, just haven’t been happy with the way I’ve handled things. When I’m down, I try and keep busy, filling every waking moment with activity. I went jogging, surfing, hiking almost every day. I...
    ryboy50 ryboy50 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 10

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    irispres irispres 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    I like who I am but know i can be better.

    I have trouble with people who think they have a right to judge who i am and what i look like. I look like a super model and i guess bc I'm small in size that entitles people to make comments about my weight!! Man oh man, how i wish i can curse people out and tell them how rude...
    exoticlotus21 exoticlotus21 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    No matter how good and wonderful you think you

    are, there is always room for improvement.
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M Apr 10

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    Just smoked my last cigarette!

    Time to start making some changes
    LilBoyBluu LilBoyBluu 22-25, M 6 Responses Sep 29

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    Being the best version of you is the greatest

    gift you can give to yourself.
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F Jul 28

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    This is me trying to make a difference in the

    world... a little at a time. Read her story! http://www.gofundme.com/ghgzbc
    mel9293 mel9293 26-30 1 Response Oct 31

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    jeline jeline 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    I know I'm a good person,

    I just think I could be better
    metalchick18 metalchick18 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 31

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    I don't talk much.. Reason I don't know.

    Maybe it's cz I'll end boring you or anything.. My crush tries to talk to me n every time I don't know what to reply to make her smile.. I understand people but.. Don't know why..
    Shibesh Shibesh 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    I have to be honest. I've been starving

    for attention and affection for so long. I have become vulnerable and gullible. I'm setting myself up to get hurt and the sad part about it is that I know it.
    msallovertheplace msallovertheplace 36-40, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Be present. Make love.

    Make tea. Avoid small talk. Embrace conversation. Buy a plant. Water it. Make your bed. Make someone else's bed. Have a smart mouth and a quick wit. Run. Make art. Create. Swim in the ocean. Swim in the rain. Take chances. Ask questions. Make mistakes. Learn. Know your worth...
    allycatii allycatii 36-40, F 14 Responses Oct 8

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    RasinBoy RasinBoy 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Bounded, By the chain of development.

    This chain set free, I'll run the fastest that of a spree Faster than I can be If I was ever never bounded
    whrisit whrisit 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 30

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    what's life if you don't try to live I make

    love while I write this positive **** my ego I take it off so see who I am and **** trying to fit in no drug that I could be on could get me high enough.im in the sky above I'm always changing the guy I was I get up lifted and I want you to feel what I'm Iipping
    kikithehippie16 kikithehippie16 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 29

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    If I died tomorrow, I hope

    that what I have done in my life has mattered..even if only to one person, even for only a moment in time.
    FrenzyElle FrenzyElle 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 2

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    Justifying yourself is the perfect sign ,

    leading one to evolve . Consciousness and honesty of the soul.
    heavenlyflower123 heavenlyflower123 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    NYPD2495 NYPD2495 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 14

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    I got punched in the face last night at a party,

    by a friend. I might add. It took so much of me not punching him back, having ADHD and anger issues. But i managed to keep cool, and simply talked calmly to him. Feel pretty good about that:)
    nikokoko nikokoko 18-21, M 11 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I can be too protective over my friends.

    All my close friendships were ruined because of this. I'm trying to stop. I need to realize that it is their life and not mine.
    Klahleesi Klahleesi 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 2

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    I wanna start over...

    I want new friends, a new personality, everything. I'm tired of being me
    osnapitzama osnapitzama 18-21, F 12 Responses Aug 6

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    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I owe it to myself to work hard.

    This is my life and I don't want to be pushed around anymore!! I know I can do it. Because now is the time.
    HealingMyHeart HealingMyHeart 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I would really appreciate some feedback

    if anyone is out there! I'm a teenage girl in England, I go to an all girls school - it's a private school and I'm very blessed to be there - I love it. However, I do not like the people there and have very few friends. I guess I have had the normal problems that come with...
    glassisfull glassisfull 16-17, F 7 Responses Oct 28

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    i can get over my last visit with little

    danielle when she came over my mom's house. The first night she came over i didn't want to talk to her and i was very upset the next morning because my mom did not make enough grits for me. so i went into my mom's room and was very upset and squeezed Danielles body too hard...
    dboyd610 dboyd610 31-35, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    marcus932 marcus932 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I've made my efforts to become complete,

    but as soon as I reach the top of my goal, I come skidding back down only to trip and break my leg on the way down. In other words, I'm not very good at becoming a better person. My patience wears thin and my stability grows weaker. I'm trying. I'm trying. It's hard. But I'll...
    alexandr4 alexandr4 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    I think being a better person begins with

    accepting myself how I am first. How can I put forth the effort necessary to improve something I do not love? I am a human being. I have thoughts, dreams, hopes. I feel. I am flawed and I hurt people. I am kind and I help people. I would like, always, to be the kind me...
    Aurinne Aurinne 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    Little choices to optimise every day,

    by the hour, down to the minute.
    AsteriasAura AsteriasAura 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    The mistakes I did in the past,

    those I cannot undo. And while I am not proud of the past, I am not afraid to say that it has helped me become what I am now...Not perfect. Many wants to be better versions of themselves and I think it's okay. But the idea of a better person is one that leads to perfection...
    spinsteronthemove spinsteronthemove 36-40 3 Responses Aug 8

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    If you want something you've never had,

    you must be willing to do something you've never done.
    rchkb rchkb 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 7

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    Someday, I hope that my sadness will be

    replaced by something beautiful.
    warriorfera warriorfera 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    I’m not qualified in emotional intelligence

    and have realised that, during my 34 years, I have chosen instead to merely remain detached, cold, and hard so as not to have to deal with the feelings that are often evoked during day to day life. But, fúck a duck, I have certainly started to ‘feel’ in the last few years...
    JaneBloodyAusten JaneBloodyAusten 31-35, F 9 Responses Sep 7

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    I'm only 16, and I know drugs

    or drinking doesn't solve my problems and I know it's so wrong for me to want to do that just so I won't feel the sadness, loneliness or the pain every day. I want to make it all go away honestly.
    ayoolexie20 ayoolexie20 16-17, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Everyday of my life..

    .and will never stop till I die.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 31

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    I pity people who live only to tear others down.

    I pity people who want to talk about what's wrong with the stream, rather than be grateful for having a whole ocean.I pity those who prey on the innocent, kick those who are already down, and sabotage other's success.Like some may say "Only a fool says in his heart that there is...
    SymphonyMechanics SymphonyMechanics 18-21, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    conniee3 conniee3 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Admitting that I thought about joining the

    peace corps, over and over again, but sometimes I worry that I'll be too much of a spoiled brat and not enjoy being in the corps and would want to quit, I watch a lot of Ted talks and as I watch I think "well I can do that, in fact anybody can do that" but why don't I...what can...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    Cooking is my passion.

    Its fun to cook specially when you don't even know how to cook. I had always weird experience of cooking lol but i just love it. I found it as my another passion so yeah i can be a food cook :p
    cunny10 cunny10 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I want to be a better person,

    but I don't feel like I'm reaching it. I tried to stop drinking or just drinking less alcohol. It worked for about a month or two, now I'm falling back into drinking. I am more alone than I was. I tried dating some girl, turns out it didn't work. They aren't interested. I am...
    RichardAndon RichardAndon 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I messed up my ex boyfriends life.

    I cheated on him, hit him more than once, verbally abused him, took him for granted, got sloppy drunk and would pick fights, etc. I only treated him with respect when we were around his friends or family. I was the most heartless and ****** girlfriend and I never used to be that...
    Liz967 Liz967 18-21, F 11 Responses 6 days ago

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    It has been two years

    since I graduated high school, the time that should have been spent doing something worthwhile was wasted on doing nothing. My whole life up until now has been wasted time, things I should have done and things I should have done better always tend to race through my mind. I have...
    NONtoxic NONtoxic 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    I've decided that I want to be a better person.

    I want to change. I don't want to hurt people anymore. It's been a couple of years I've been drinking. This has led me to hurt people. Lie to people. Manipulate people. Do and say horrible things to people. And I genuinely enjoyed this life. I've rejected most of my friends...
    RichardAndon RichardAndon 22-25, M 6 Responses Sep 3

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    FlyShawtyyy FlyShawtyyy 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I'm not perfect but I wish I could be a better

    person if I'm being honest I wish I was like other girls pretty,kind and has at least one friend to trust buts it's hard finding who to trust now a days :(
    nickigirl525 nickigirl525 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    People think that I am a much nicer better

    person than I really think I am. They trust me, respect me, and like me, when I don't even think any of those things about myself. Maybe I need more self confidence... Maybe I just need someone I can talk to.
    lillyforever4 lillyforever4 13-15, F Nov 10

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    By forgiving. Forgiving is like letting someone

    put you through hell but let them get away. I need to learn how to forgive; honestly.
    AcousticLover AcousticLover 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 26

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    I can't wait for the day

    when I can go to the People that said "you'll never be anything." And simply say "but look at me now."
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I Do

    The problem, in a nutshell, is that my definition of a better person seems to have a sliding scale. What makes a person "better"? Even if we strive for the unattainable perfection, how do we know what that is? What it looks like? There is a level if conscience that we...
    laynemeyer laynemeyer 36-40, M 7 Responses Apr 22, 2013

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    This should go without saying,

    but I really do want to be a better person. I'm not a bad one, there's room for improvement, of course. I have been striving to improve myself and have been successful. The worst thing I could do would be to stop trying because I want to be amazing!
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