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I Want to Be a Better Person

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    Every single time I get my hopes up,

    they get smashed into thousands of pieces like windshield glass. Even being a little kid every time I looked forward to or got excited about something it just all falls apart. This time I was counting on a job now I'm waiting for the letter in the mail saying I failed their test...
    redwings8895 redwings8895 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I'm not a bad person

    nor am I a saint, I'm just a normal guy looking to make his way in the world. I strive to be better, even if it isn't possible. As part of my journey of faith there is an element of improving one's self, to make sure at the end of that journey I am fit to meet my maker.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 21

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    I can be a bit of an arsehole.

    I went through a phase were I thought I was being cool and sarcastic, and it turns out that I was just being a ****.
    revl revl 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 17

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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, 2014

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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 Nov 21, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I have wasted my potential.

    I have let what little family I have down. I hung out with bad people and lived a careless life. I've finally decided to get myself together; I just have to figure out what I am going to do with my life.
    LifeofLewis LifeofLewis 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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    I have major trust issues,

    but I have decided to try giving people the benefit of the doubt. If I keep my heart closed off, love can't enter either.
    sansabri sansabri 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 19

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    I feed the homeless of Manchester,

    UK twice monthly on Friday evenings. This evening I was witness to the theft a homeless man. A man, with two of his friends, walked past and stole the money the homeless man had busked for. I spent the next 5 minutes helping the homeless man come to terms with his loss...
    Picknoodle Picknoodle 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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    dinadana dinadana 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree.

    But I smoke, I don't get out much, and I feel embarrassed to admit I live with my mum at 30. Yes it's cheaper to the bank balance, but it doesn't make feel like I'm a good person, when so many others around me have families of their own, live their way, and I can barely get...
    gazzapocotron gazzapocotron 26-30, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    NYPD2495 NYPD2495 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    I am trying to lose weight

    and become more spiritual. Having gotten out of an abusive relationship, I realize that I need to work on myself and try to figure out what I want in a relationship before jumping into another one.
    ecokismet ecokismet 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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    It's tough growing and changing,

    but it makes you stronger
    blueluna1172 blueluna1172 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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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 3 Responses Jul 26, 2014

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    Full disclosure: I AM sharing a product

    further down but I also have a genuinely useful hack you can use regardless:One day, I realized that despite having 3 reminders set on my phone to “do pushups & take vitamins,” I STILL WASN’T DOING IT. So I did a little brainstorming and came up with a simple...
    VictorMathieux VictorMathieux 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    "Be the change you seek in the universe.

    " -- Lil Wayne (j/k, it was Gandhi)
    MyChemicalBreakup MyChemicalBreakup 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I always feel so motivated to be a better

    person mentally/physically/socially etc when I'm right about to sleep but when I wake up, I forget about all of it and continue life in my daily routine. idk.
    walkthemoon walkthemoon 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 17

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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, 2014

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    Handyman25 Handyman25 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    terriblefixations terriblefixations 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    I have a wish. I wish

    that 10 years from now, I look back into my past.... and feel that I have no regrets. And feel that my life is worth living..
    phoebesoo phoebesoo 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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 5 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    I am currently married

    and I have been with my husband for 10 years and married five! I have been for the past year talking and hanging out with my boss and we have not had intercourse at all we make each feel so good and I have not felt like this in I can't remember how long I do love my husband but...
    girliegirl04 girliegirl04 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 21

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    I want to be a better person,

    but sometimes I feel like I'm trapped in a spider web. I struggle to get free only to become more entangled. Then I get tired and think...maybe I should just let the spider eat me...
    Erasethetape Erasethetape 36-40, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Had been trying hard

    since I was a kid.To be better everyday.Though I feel I failed nicely.I don't know.Perhaps I didn't.I will keep trying.
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 22

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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 3 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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    It's really strange how much you learn about

    yourself from being in a relationship. It brings out some of the best and the worst things in you sometimes and the fact that this person stays with you in spite of the ugly parts. I've seen the worst parts of myself and I'm vowing, for the sake of the one I love, to change and...
    SilentNight23 SilentNight23 22-25, F Jan 23

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    Everyday of my life..

    .and will never stop till I die.
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I want to be a better person

    for myself. I just want to actually DO the things I want to do. I want to help the ones in need and travel, but I never do...
    justtheoldme justtheoldme 16-17, T 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I had a mental breakdown last night.

    One which made me come to my senses. It opened me up to the solid truth about my life. I’ve been lying to myself. I am not cured. I am not fixed. Depression has swallowed me up once again. The imperfections and issues of my life are what have captured me into watching many...
    TheCoffeeGuy TheCoffeeGuy 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Just smoked my last cigarette!

    Time to start making some changes
    LilBoyBluu LilBoyBluu 22-25, M 6 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Had been trying hard

    since I was a kid.To be better everyday.Though I feel I failed nicely.I don't know.Perhaps I didn't.I will keep trying.
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 10, 2014

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    RasinBoy RasinBoy 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    When I post Instagram pictures ,

    people are always commenting like "I never talk to you in school because you look mean" or "why you have such a smart mouth" or things like that. Not only the way other people see me but the way I see myself. I want to be a better person by making some sort of change in the...
    blueybanks blueybanks 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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    The pressure to do things perfectly was driving

    me insane, but I realized something. Maybe I haven't been doing well. Maybe I need to devote more time so my studies, and less time to doing the other things that I do. I think that my problem was because I wasn't accepting the fact that I haven't been getting good grades...
    lillyforever4 lillyforever4 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 22

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    i wana change my life!

    i wana change my life! i wana change my life! ******* its not changing for my any yell. So, if someone really wana change their life, leme tell truth its never going to change for your yells. your actions are the only means through which you can change your present and future...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 15

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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 12 Responses Oct 8, 2014

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    Hi All, I have been going through a lot of

    emotional turmoil due to a very dear relationship/marriage broke up few months back. When my girl friend broke up with me all of a sudden, I was shattered but somewhere I was feeling stronger in my heart that I have done my best and loved her so much. I never fought, never said...
    lostinthejourney lostinthejourney 26-30, M 5 Responses Jan 19

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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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    Okay 13 days sober of cocaine

    and alcohol. Been drinking 2litres of water a day. Eating fairly healthy. Oats, loads of fruit, clean dinners... Going yoga.. And I'm feeling the physical come down of drugs :( Sleeping right, 8 hours a night etc now my body and skin is taking its toll flushing out all the...
    neurokitty99 neurokitty99 18-21, F 20 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just want to be a better wife

    and mother. I feel like that's my only real duty in life and I pretty much suck at both.
    slar515 slar515 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    terriblefixations terriblefixations 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 5