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I Want to Be a Better Person

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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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    It's tough growing and changing,

    but it makes you stronger
    blueluna1172 blueluna1172 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 26, 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 6 days ago

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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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    FlyShawtyyy FlyShawtyyy 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 29, 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 2 days ago

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

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    dinadana dinadana 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    My profile says i'm 18-21.

    I'm actually 16-17 so yea...
    Curseoftheblade Curseoftheblade 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 10

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

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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 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 4 days ago

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses a week 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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    terriblefixations terriblefixations 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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

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    jeline jeline 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 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 a week ago

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    just sitting here thinking.

    About a lot. I've come so far & been through way too much. I just think back and thank God. I'm so ready for more, I'm so ready to be GREATER & live up to my full potential. So many things seem to pop up to distract or block me from doing what i want to do or letting my heart...
    stevewalker271 stevewalker271 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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

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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 19 Responses 1 day 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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    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 4 Responses a week ago

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    I am going to start doing something

    once a week or more that stretches my comfort zone, and helps me feel alive. Today I will pay for someone's groceries in front or back of me, or pay for their meal in the drive through, or some type of random act of kindness that presents itself. I'll return and report.
    awakebuthalfasleep awakebuthalfasleep 41-45, M 7 Responses Dec 29, 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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    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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    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 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    i was a bad person so bad

    that i want to be a good one .. being a bad person makes you alone and lonely i don`t want to be a bad person i want to be a better person a good one so that my mum brothers and sister will be proud of me rather than be ashamed of me
    viruzwod viruzwod 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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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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    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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    I am a good person...

    I assure you... but recently I have gotten online and started becoming inappropriate and horny and dirty. I have gone online to **********. I want to become a better person and become innocent and clean again because I am a straight A student, who wants to get into Harvard. This...
    needhelponlife needhelponlife 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 10

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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 5 days ago

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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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    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 6 days ago

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    terriblefixations terriblefixations 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 5

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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 want to be smarter,

    and socially better
    robincr robincr 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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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 3 Responses Jan 19

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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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    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 4 days ago

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    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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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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    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 5 days ago