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I Want to Be a Better Person

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    I constantly try and reach to be better.

    More understanding, more patient, more giving, more thoughtful, in every aspect of life I try and be a better person in general always work in towards a goal that will never be achieved. perfection. I will always be better, the thing is, better not good enough. Only the best is...
    Atromitos Atromitos 31-35 3 days ago

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    I've decided to enlist with the army.

    I thought my family would be happy for me but no. They've decided that if I leave they will disown me. I'm still going. No ones going to make my decisions for me. Is anyone else's family this ridiculous
    tylerw17 tylerw17 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 Jul 22

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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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    Being the best version of you is the greatest

    gift you can give to yourself.
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F 3 days 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...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I have done things i regret.

    ..i have cut myself since 8th grade, i let my grades slip so bad, and ive made poor decisions all around. I want to change....just need a little push. :)
    Haylzz1996 Haylzz1996 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 1 Response Jun 23

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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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    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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    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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    Blackrain97 Blackrain97 16-17, M 3 days ago

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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 Jul 17

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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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    Blackrain97 Blackrain97 16-17, M 3 days ago

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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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    There are things in life

    that i am grateful for: having a wonderful husband who supports and accepts me for who i am. Having a lovely and silly daughter and having this awesome chance to be alive and experience life :D What are you guys grateful for today ? :)
    mypinkrose mypinkrose 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I really need to start working again.

    But finding a job is like impossible these days. I could really use some help.
    GabriellaChristine GabriellaChristine 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 16-17, F 8 Responses Jun 10

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    How can one be better with anxiety

    and heart palpitations? I want to get healthy and strong for my kids. Can this be stress? Is working out the way to go?
    iaboswell iaboswell 41-45, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    The best leaders are the ones

    who empower others to lead
    Blackrain97 Blackrain97 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't mean to air dirty laundry,

    But I cant keep piling them up. I don't feel like I fit in, and I just can't seem to have genuine friends. A lady I met here, told me, that I don't know how to establish 'good boundaries' with people, as that's whats inhibiting me. Yeah, I've had early childhood trauma that is...
    bezelbufu bezelbufu 16-17, M 1 day ago

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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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    I'm so lonely and don't know what to do.

    . I just need a friend. Is that too much to wish? Everyone have left when I needed them, maybe I should chance myself and learn to be a better person.. I don't know :(
    lostandalone98 lostandalone98 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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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'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 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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    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 wanna be a better person by being more

    outgoing and not being so shy. I want to be able to be social and talk to people without a problem. I want to be closer to God and follow his word closer. And I also want to be someone people can rely on
    ShyProdigy ShyProdigy 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I get so depressed

    that I can't even get out of bed in the morning. I feel so worthless for not having anyone and it eats away at me. I just wanna be happy and confident so that I'm able to be successful.
    GabriellaChristine GabriellaChristine 18-21, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    Day after day, week after week,

    we look inside ourself and what do we find .... nothing. We work hard to be a better person. Well one of this day you will fine it inside you
    Phoenix27075 Phoenix27075 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    You know I really want to change

    for the better. Lately, I've been thinking if only I could turned back the time I could go back to my past self and ask him to stop playing videogames or watch any anime and teach him about the importance of sports, cooking, music and arts etc etc. I'm 29 years old and I feel...
    therunnerkidinside therunnerkidinside 26-30, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    I always want to be better

    than the previous day.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm trying really hard,

    but if I lived the life they wanted me too I'd be quite bored
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    kissssmykiki kissssmykiki 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 Jul 23

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    I realize that becoming a better version of

    ourselves is a bit hard and challenging. we have to Be strong and keep in mind that beginnings will always be the hardest. Little by little, along with effort and determination we will get what we wanted :) We just need to have faith in ourselves. :) don't cha think?
    sayangeiram sayangeiram 22-25, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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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 5 Responses 6 days ago

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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 need to stop procrastinating.

    I've had 6 weeks to do all of my summer homework, and yet I've barely gotten any of it done. I only have two weeks left until school starts, and I'm really stressed, but I can't stop myself!
    therealjeric therealjeric 16-17, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    For every person that has taken me through heartache and pain,and disappointment I'm a better person because I now know what type of people to avoid now. I'm very thankful for that...
    strawberry38 strawberry38 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    First, about friendships. I get too close to the people I like. I don't mind it. Just that I feel that it must become heavy for them. I want to not be a burden on them. I want to...
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