QOTW: Seeking Perfection

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QOTW: Seeking Perfection
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Mon, 08-24-2009 - 2:19pm

1. To me, "perfect" means ________


2. I want to be perfect because _________


3. If I were

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Registered: 10-12-2006
Sat, 08-29-2009 - 8:38pm

1. To me, "perfect" means "complete", like a finished product.


2. I want to be perfect because....when i was younger, i thought that i had to do everything absolutely 100% right all the time. i don't really know why i thought that, because since then i've made tons of mistakes but i'm still here. i think that by believing you have to be perfect, you kind of put yourself in a little bubble to protect yourself from other people so they can't hurt you.


3. If I were

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Sun, 08-30-2009 - 9:17pm

Hey happy.pants!

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Registered: 10-12-2006
Tue, 09-08-2009 - 11:57am

hey, n2 - thanks for responding! :)


were you ever worried about being perfect when you were younger?

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Tue, 09-08-2009 - 7:57pm
Absolutely.
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Thu, 09-10-2009 - 1:18am

Hi everyone, new to this section of the board!


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Registered: 09-10-2009
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 8:55am
welcome, veronicagirl, and thanks for responding! i think your answers are really interesting. but i'm wondering: did anyone ever actually say that they would love you only when you were "perfect"?
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Registered: 09-10-2009
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 9:11am
how were you different from your sister? were you ever chastized by your parents for not being like her? i agree that it's
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Thu, 09-10-2009 - 9:33am

Quite honestly, I don't remember that much from my childhood; just little bits and pieces.