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I Want to Be a Better Person

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    Painful Past

    I'm 22 years old now, i couldn't believe that someday, all these bad memories will show up, after years of suppressing painful emotions. I realised that i have become really sensitive to every single detail in my life. I can't list all the bad things that happened to me, but i...
    pinkspell pinkspell 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 13, 2012

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    Kindness engages your human/divine partnership,

    which is the highest expression of your light. Through it you express your mastery and you see the unlimited potentials for every situation. You cannot be angry if you choose kindness, you cannot be resentful, hurt, or disappointed. Kindness is not a state of doing or allowing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 22

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    knowing you for all past 5 years is a nightmare

    for me and its a big mistake ive done in my whole life. i've done so much wrong esp to my parent and friends but I know I still got another chance :) be calm and relax *wipe the tears and play guitar
    red4x red4x 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    What I Mean by "A Better Person"

    I want to be a better person. Aware of my flaws and weaknesses. Aware and appreciative of the people who actually put forth the effort to show that they care about me and are there for me and have my back, and to put forth that level of effort to show that I have their back too...
    loveis134 loveis134 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2011

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    red4x red4x 26-30, M 5 Responses Apr 4

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    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 16-17, F 8 Responses Jun 10

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    To simply put it, I strive to be better every

    day. I don't always succeed but if I have the right mind set I think I will be okay!
    LovingWise LovingWise 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    Idk i feel like I'm always doing something bad

    and I'm always trying to make better of myself but it never works...i wounder if my life will get any better....
    PenguinLovercx PenguinLovercx 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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    ...but I relapsed. Oh well,

    there's always tomorrow! 😈
    Shamrocksalono Shamrocksalono 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 2

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    I am not who I am supposed to be in many ways.

    15 pounds overweight. No muscle tone. No college degree. Dropped out. Dont speak good Spanish and my Chinese is almost nonexistant. Working for other people and not living my dream of living in Asia and running my own company. 33 years old. I'm working out more rigorously now...
    Timanonymous Timanonymous 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 26

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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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    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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    The Daily Dozen

    1. Make Up your Mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things. 2. Make the best of your circumstances, no one has everything and everyone has something of sorrow intermingled with the gladness of life. The trick is to make the laughter outweigh the tears. 3. Don't...
    livingfortoday livingfortoday 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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    I will, starting right now,

    be a better person than I am this very minute...my only competitor from now on is the person I am today..and all the distractions are to be ignored from now....
    Mysoulishurt Mysoulishurt 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    Self Absorbed

    I feel like I have always been self absorbed but really it is just a mask for being insecure. If you come across unfriendly, selfish, and over-bearing, people wont like you for those reasons rathe than reject you for the person you really are. So, you live behind this mask...
    learningtogrow learningtogrow 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 16, 2010

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    People are often unreasonable,

    irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 9

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    i want to be a better person

    because i am not great i hurt some people and i am not proud of that and i don't have lots of friends and i want to be a better person
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 15

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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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    Young & Wild

    I once heard that in order to be old & wise you must first be young & wild, I found it inspiring, it made me see that it's ok to be young, make mistakes, love passionately, laugh often, and live each minute of every day in the moment, free of fear or anxiety about what the future...
    sjt44 sjt44 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 21, 2012

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    I hate being jealous

    and being over reactive all the time. I just want to be able to be calm all the time.
    prettylittlemiss prettylittlemiss 13-15, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    What happened when I didnt complain for32-days.

    I love challenges. I love the idea of having a sort of competition with yourself to see where you can push yourself, and also when you need to back off and give yourself a break. So I decided to do a contest with myself where I committed to not bitching for 32 days and here...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 29

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    paola93 paola93 18-21, F Jan 14

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    i want to be a better

    than before..wanna seek lessons from my experiences and be more wiser with every passing day,want o slow down my temper and my emotions,wanna get rid of my bad habits and wanna add some good traits to my personality,wanna change myself to my heart and soul contentment!
    happyhuman1 happyhuman1 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    I Will Always Try...!

    I am living to become the best person I can be. I don't want to feel how I used to feel when I was constantly depressed - I just want to do as much as I can to be a better me. I love learning anything new so I hope this openness will push me into new and exciting times throughout...
    Love2Express Love2Express 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2013

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    All of the hatred on here is really

    disappointing. Everytime I read on an experience there are people cutting you down. I hate that. If I don't agree with the post, I move on. Maybe we would be a better society to raise our children if we all did this. Most people aren't even speaking on the issue but commenting...
    Octobersage Octobersage 22-25 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    At This Point

    At this point, just about any change would be in a positive direction. I don't want to be who I've become. I can't do this anymore. It's disgusting, the way I'm living, and I ought to be ashamed. I wish I knew the roadmap of how to transition into the person I wish I were, the...
    Nyxii Nyxii 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 12, 2013

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    Had such a ****** day.

    .. instead of eating or drinking my feelings I'm going to go exercise. I need positive endorphins in my life... hopefully I can keep it up and not just when I have a bad day.
    Netabell Netabell 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I'm not the person I truly want to be

    because petty things like anger and resentment get in the way.
    ChildOfWinter ChildOfWinter 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I hate to post something

    and be all "woe is me; my life sucks!" But in truth I am not the happiest I could be. Then I started my new job. I am working at a pet store with all sorts of animals and when people come in with their children; it just warms my heart completely. When I'm helping someone and...
    karijune karijune 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I Keep Trying My Best

    The worst thing you can do....is look at your life and say i am good...i am satisfied with the sum of what i am for life should be always about learning and growing...and when you say i am good...what you are really saying is am perfect....there is no more for me to learn...i am...
    bunga87 bunga87 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2012

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    I realize that I try

    so hard to do all these good things for myself. I try so hard to be better, understand more, learn new things, you know... just do anything and everything that I can in order to be better. I've had such good intentions, and I have been regularly resenting myself/others. Why...
    genuinelywise genuinelywise 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I know I'm not the best I can be,

    and I strive every day to be better
    thesassiestamerican thesassiestamerican 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 16

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    Mistakes

    I've done a lot of things in my life that regret. And I still do them. I don't know why. I know it's wrong. And I know people say since i'm young (i'm only 16 btw) it's no big deal and we all make mistakes. But I honestly feel like I need to change. I just don't know. I wanna get...
    21cookielover21 21cookielover21 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2013

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    “It’s not that people can’t love you

    if you don’t love yourself. It’s that you won’t feel it because it’ll always seem like you don’t deserve it.” ~But It’s Not a Matter of Deserving
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 15

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    When I was younger my older sisters bullied me!

    When I was in my late teens and 20's they would criticize me, judge me unjustly and report me to my very unrealistically conservative parents. But now I've been married for 11 yrs. and conformed to the family values. However, one of my sister's is recently separated (which is...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    Hello EP community! I was hoping

    for some advice, or reality checks or anything really. For the past 3 years I've been working in a job I hate. I've had many sick days due to panic attacks about going to the job, and even checked myself into the hospital for suicidal thoughts due to feeling so trapped in my job...
    dreamsoffreedom dreamsoffreedom 26-30, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Trying Is The Hardest Part

    After getting motivation from all the EP members supporting me and giving me great prespective, I desided to climb out of my Low self esteem. This is going to be hard and I just started today at 12:32AM. I decided to Vent my emotions when I'm sad instead of stuff them inside...
    LuciferMaximus LuciferMaximus 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 24, 2010

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    I'm really working hard on it!

    ! Recently I'm so proud that I quit smoking cigarettes ^_^ I just gave away my leftovers to my coworker. My apartment is spotless and clean. I'm working on getting a second job, with a higher wage than my job now. I'm saving up for going to school :-p I've been working out and I...
    alcool91 alcool91 22-25, M 2 Responses May 23

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    I can't help but feel like I was born in the

    wrong generation, I wanna live in the time where everyone new everyone and boys wore leather jackets and girls wore skirts and socks, please
    jessohehirxx jessohehirxx 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    Accepting Ones Self First

    I have always worried as I was growing up whether I would ever be a out spoken person who could speak their mind and believe within myself.Growing up as a young gal I was very shy and even if something upset me in life I would keep it buried deep down within myself till I thought...
    Haunted5 Haunted5 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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    The #1 Thing You Must Do After You Make a

    Mistake I make mistakes. I fall down. There I said it; I make mistakes and I know it. How about you? Do you ever make mistakes … do you ever fall down, too? Here are a few of what I consider to be my “classic” mistakes… the ones that seem to trip me up most often...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 23

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    i've grown to see that im losing friends

    because of the hatful remarks i make of other's ,i mean i don't , mean to i just sort of happens . i love to speak my mind . my friends laugh at them but recently they have been saying that im a *****, rude and mean . I try to change and bite my tounge but everytime i do they...
    bryannaj53 bryannaj53 18-21, F Apr 21

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    Do As You Say Or Do As You Do?

    I'm quite positive that most people actually would like to improve themselves in one form or fashion. I personally find that there are *those* select people in your life which serve as the catalyst or expeditor for you to at least attempt to become a better person each and every...
    idlewatcher idlewatcher 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 14, 2012

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    I want to be a better person

    so I can get this girl I've fancied for years but I've only spoke to her like twice
    mitrovic mitrovic 16-17, M 1 Response May 1

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    I remember this time last year

    when I was getting ready to go working & traveling around Australia, lots of my friends were so excited & happy for me. Others haven't spoken to me since... Now I'm getting settled back into my hometown. I have 2 jobs & I start back at uni soon. I know this is what I want to...
    verityjay verityjay 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I want to improve my character

    and start being a better person, being a better me. I want to learn lessons from experiences in my life and seek new heights. I want to improve my mind, my body, my soul and my spirit because all of that is very essential and i finally want become the person i really want to be...
    WistfulSigh WistfulSigh 70+, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I Want To, But It Has Become Difficult

    I'm searching for something more. Something that I really don't recognize. I see it far away but it's so dark that my eyes struggle to identify it, but it's impossible. I know I want that, but I don't know what it is. I'm drowning in a sea of uncertainties and constant search. A...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F Oct 2, 2012

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    I hurt everyone around me

    so I try to exclude my self from people I only upset them, I ruined my mums life just by being born
    luckjohn luckjohn 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    lindsdurr lindsdurr 31-35, F May 24

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    Related Experiences

    I'm not sure if this counts but I see that from what I have been through, it has made me a better person. Basically, since I was 5 years old my parents have been separated. My...
    edenfw edenfw 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    I am becoming a better person because of the things I've been through. I am learning you cannot fight fire with fire and the only way to a better life is thinking positive. Living...
    faithmonyai faithmonyai 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    it only takes just one person to change your whole life around (for the better), this can either be yourself, or a person who you cross paths in life, and inspired you to become a...
    Elizabeth1411 Elizabeth1411 16-17, F