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I Want to Be a Better Person

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    I wish I was given the opportunity to show my

    loved one how much I have changed we first met. I wish she could notice how devoted I am to our relationship, how hard I have worked and willing to make things become possible. I wish she could see the fire in my eyes that she's the only person I think about everyday. The only...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 22

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    Sincerely

    I want to be a better manager of myself overall. I want to be more responsible. I want to work to have meaning and worth in myself to be able to give meaning and worth to others. I know i overdo many things and neglect others. I can't have fun all the time. I know me. Nothing...
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M Jun 28, 2011

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    I am always striving to be a better person today than I was yesterday.  Aren't we all?
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 24, 2009

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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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    I Dont Know My Reason For Living

    I lost my mother at 10 i was molested most my life met a young man had a baby got married husband wouldnt work i had to work my whole life children grown about to get seperated and divorce husband takes sick. i stick with him hes now disabled getting a disability check so he cant...
    baddecisionswithgoodintensions baddecisionswithgoodintensions 41-45, F 4 Responses May 22, 2012

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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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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F Oct 2, 2012

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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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    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 know I'm not the best I can be,

    and I strive every day to be better
    thesassiestamerican thesassiestamerican 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    "Have To Much To Lose"

    I have the tendency to fall back on drinkin and drugs. I quit weed but I still have an addictive personality. "I always need some kind of substance in my system. I just got my 3rd DUI , I know I'm going to pay" a big price. I have two beatiful wonderful kids " down to earth " I'm...
    MICHAELV73 MICHAELV73 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 12, 2013

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    I Seriosly Don´t Know

    In fact I have been used by friends since I was a child. I remember that nobody in the kindergarden wanted to play with me, because I had not a mother ( !!!!!! ) Yes, they bullied me all the time that I had not a mother. I was not shy as kid, but I was very worry to get close to...
    Lilly78 Lilly78 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 10, 2012

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    Advice?

    I try and take each day as it comes and see the positives but sometimes the smallest things affect me. Straight up, I'm a cow, I have an attitude, of someone attacks my friends or even myself I will sure as hell argue and if someone is annoying me I will tell them to stop...
    glassisfull glassisfull 13-15 Nov 16, 2013

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    All I can say is that I want to be a better

    person than I was yesterday.
    khokho204 khokho204 16-17, F Dec 9, 2013

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    2013 was the worst year of my life,

    battling depression, suicide, almost failing every school class, losing friends and making horrible long term mistakes. In a few weeks I'm moving to another county. New life and a fresh start. A new me is on the way! I need to get out of here and start fresh! Be a better and...
    sunflowers123 sunflowers123 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    A Working Canvas

    I am trying to be better person not because of the fact that it give me a better feeling inside, but because I don't want to be the person that I am currently. While blaming other is easy and a much used scapegoat But i want to take charge for my personality defect. I want to be...
    jel12e jel12e 22-25 Jul 19, 2013

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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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    ok so if your not a church goer you might

    now want to read this but you can I know how I could be a better person and that's by me going to confession and I know some of you might be like "how could talking to a priest make you a better person" but this is how by doing that I'm hearing what I have done wrong and I know...
    rynamight rynamight 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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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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    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 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
    lily237 lily237 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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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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    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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    paola93 paola93 18-21, F Jan 14

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    laughoutloudlily laughoutloudlily 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    red4x red4x 26-30, M 6 Responses Apr 4

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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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    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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    I feel like i always Lose weight on top of

    thing and can be that person i want to be Then... I things change n i sink and then it back to get where i was its a cycle.. Its annoying But feel like i am learning i hold myself back and tired and want to be that person i always want to be... But i am motivated then i M...
    ticasuk12 ticasuk12 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 10

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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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    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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    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 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 8 Responses Apr 22, 2013

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    Today Is The Day That Tomorrow Gets Better.

    We can't continue to say we want to be better people and think because of this, one morning, we will wake up free of our wrong doings and mistakes. I am done 'wanting' and I'm going to start doing! - It starts for me today! Today I promise to be a better person. Today I will...
    foreverunnamed foreverunnamed 18-21, F May 7, 2013

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    Such A Wish!

    I have had self esteem issues for many years - it all started when I was younger and found out I was an "oops!" baby. It didn't really affect me much, well at least I didn't think it did. After finding that out, years passed and at the age of 15 I got into a relationship with...
    frightful24 frightful24 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2013

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    terriblefixations terriblefixations 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    Do Good To Others,

    Do good to others as you would war them to do to you. What goes around around comes around.
    Ronos Ronos 41-45, M Oct 19, 2013

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    Or maybe I don't want 2 b a better person

    perhaps I just want to make more $. Being a vindictive person ha kept me safe.
    Taumilynn Taumilynn 36-40 1 Response Jan 11

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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 am not perfect. I have made mistakes

    and I cannot go back and fix them but I can learn from them and teach myself the right way to go about things. It's not hard to change but it does take some willingness and hard work, which I am definitely able to give. My communication skills on top of my selfishness and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 14

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    When Less Is More...And Happier...

    I was on Facebook just scrolling through the news feed thoughtlessly when I saw a post from a close friend back in high school. The post triggered different thoughts from the two sides of me, the judgmental childish side and the rational growing up side. Just a brief description...
    ellen183 ellen183 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2013

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    I'm trying to be a better person

    but today I messed up. I am trying to work on my communication skills. When I get emotional everything I have learned flies out the window. I don't want to keep messing up over and over again...
    nerdyme nerdyme 26-30, F Mar 3

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    I Think We All Want to Be Bett...

    I think we all want to be better people.  Its all apart of that personal growth thing.  I think setting goals and trying to acheive those goals are what life is all about.  If your not srtiving to be better than what are you doing, just sittin there.  That...
    lisaj0410 lisaj0410 31-35, F 4 Responses May 18, 2007

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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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    Today, I realized that life is too short.

    Slowly, the reasons why I became a worst version of myself over the years came to light when I took the chance to write down the things I really wanted. I'm always giving myself a reason to not pursue my dreams. So today, I'm giving myself the opportunity to make a difference. I...
    franny21 franny21 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2013

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    I Took the First Step

    5 days ago I took the first step. I apologized to someone I hurt. Even though it was 4 years ago it still made me feel a whole hell of a lot better. I have become someone I don't even know anymore. I'm finding my way back though
    missing missing 21-25, F 2 Responses Jan 30, 2008

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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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    Want To Be A Better Person, But Just Can'T

    I'm always thinking of good ways to improve myself.. whether it be mentally, physically, or spiritually, but for some reason I can never actually get myself to do it. I think of ways to get started on them, make resolutions and plan things out but for some reason after only a few...
    Djiini Djiini 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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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 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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    I am a better person because of God. He has saved me from death so many times when I was younger due to abuse and he brought me safely out of that situation when the time was right...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F Apr 8

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    i dont know hows to be too good though i am not so awful bad seems by many i am misunderstood but u gets me and make me smile so i am never sad u dont care about my grammar...
    MidnightRave MidnightRave 16-17, M Apr 10

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    I used to compare myself against the benchmarks of others, and the expectations of society (i.e., salary, material possessions, title/position, etc.) but the older I get, the more...
    shoehorny shoehorny 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Ive been through a lot with my family passing away and the cancer I had and still have. and I did try killing myself but I was found and saved and now I have a much better life I...
    nonefornow nonefornow 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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