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Show Of Hands January 9th, 2013 12:00am

Which do you tend to do more: appreciate yourself as you are, or be self-critical and push yourself?

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iliketrains
01/16/13 8:38 pm

I hate myself. I don't like how I look or sound, I'm mean, and a terrible student. But a friend of mine is helping me fix that. Hope I'll get better soon so I can love me for being me. •ω•

hexin Wisconsin
01/15/13 5:32 pm

That was a terrible comment, it barely makes sense. I'll try better next time. Christ, talk about irony.

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hexin Wisconsin
01/15/13 5:32 pm

What's there to appreciate? I'm a failure.

Haha, but seriously, I believe in always striving to better yourself. It can get out of hand, of course, but if one can at least recognize when they're not good enough quite yet, we'd have fewer idiots. And comments. Which would be a good thing.

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DifferentDove Tennessee
01/14/13 8:37 am

I like the way I am, but on some jobs I want to make sure I do my best &then some!

jpinkham
01/11/13 3:03 pm

We are, of course, the sole architects of our own lives. As such, there's nothing wrong with being comfortable with what we've already built, but it's a wise person who's always working on remodeling the project.

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jpinkham
01/11/13 2:55 pm

I truly hope you're primarily a stay-at-home person.

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dahawwl Texas
01/11/13 6:18 am

I appreciate myself and am not critical. But, I still work on myself.

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EarlyBird Portland
01/10/13 10:32 pm

Ray and spry - awww... thanks, and I appreciate both if you too:-)))

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ChelseaSharp
01/10/13 9:29 pm

i push myself to become better

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SammyTheCat Meowville, USA
01/10/13 8:56 pm

I am beautiful and I'm happy with myself unlike the selfish negros of our nation that drink themselves some beer and punch people in the streets of the new yourk them needs to t their facts straight

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mcelhenie
01/10/13 7:14 pm

Again, this poll is to simplistic as it suggests a false dichotomy as one can appreciate oneself fully AND be ambitious for growth and betterment. I don't base my desire for continuing development on "problems" but instead I base them on opportunities.

therivkid State of Confusion
01/10/13 5:50 pm

I guess Nebraskans are pretty confident.

TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
01/10/13 5:45 pm

I always undervalue myself, and push...


It's called "Ambition"!

canecorso Las Vegas Nv
01/10/13 9:36 am

Hell milkdud I told you I quit selling that, please find another dealer!

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milkdud2
01/10/13 8:01 am

Yeah, but what about the crack?

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
01/10/13 5:53 am

Hope everything goes well!

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yepnope Maryland
01/10/13 5:22 am

Congratulations, you don't have the genes that make you vulnerable to real addictions.

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chile safer than congress
01/10/13 5:20 am

You're like Smokey from the movie Friday.
You got mind control.

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readhp1008 Hogwarts
01/10/13 4:36 am

That is one very smug Nebraska.

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canecorso Las Vegas Nv
01/10/13 4:27 am

Wow! I have never had to "push" myself. When I decided to quit drinking, I just did. When I decided to stop smoking weed, I just did. When I wanted to lose weight I changed my eating habits and have no problem sticking to it. I appreciate myself and the life I have.

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edub
01/10/13 12:14 am

Treat YO' self!

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edub
01/10/13 12:14 am

Most people (like myself) are harder on themselves than others are.

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2katz I live in Nebraska
01/09/13 11:42 pm

The older I get the more I accept and like who I am.

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monkees19 New Jersey
01/09/13 9:27 pm

I didn't know they were mutually exclusive to one another. I always appreciate who I am and where I'm at bit also strive to be better.

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yoggsaron Las Vegas
01/09/13 8:58 pm

I'm happy as is but you cant move forward without reflecting on ones self. no matter how happy i am i know theres room to grow better.

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
01/09/13 8:55 pm

And I'll consider the civil air patrol. Thanks for reminding me. I'm checking it out now

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JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
01/09/13 8:54 pm

I have to take the amplitude battery test again so I think this week or next I may do that then go to meps. I am 19 years old. I've had a rough time since my parents divorced when I was 12 so I hope I can get my life going joining the Air Force which will better me and I can serve.

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
01/09/13 8:48 pm

Have you taken the ASVAB (officially) yet, or is that a little ways off still?

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
01/09/13 8:47 pm

I don't know what your age is, but joining a local Civil Air Patrol Squadron would be a great idea to at least get a little Air Force culture in you and maybe a few free flights. Then if you're interested enough, you can volunteer further to help in humanitarian functions with them…

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
01/09/13 8:47 pm

Yeah, it is difficult to get in as a pilot, but someone I talked to in the aviation industry a few years ago noted that there tend to be hiring cycles. So as an example, it might be a great time to get in for a 5 year window, then the next 7 years it is really hard to get hired, and so forth…

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MPL09 Ohio
01/09/13 8:32 pm

One of my biggest flaws. I am never happy for myself when I achieve something (even though i have a lot to be proud of) because i see it as insignificant in the world.

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
01/09/13 8:12 pm

I've always wanted to be a pilot too but that's a really tough thing to come by

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
01/09/13 8:12 pm

Thanks! And I want to be a load master in the Air Force but the Air Force doesn't need ppl really and jobs are scarce. Hopefully by just getting in it'll open more doors to get the job I want

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andrewv SC
01/09/13 7:34 pm

Critical, but not much pushing.

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RayX quit
01/09/13 6:58 pm

I appreciate you too.

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BladeNut MA
01/09/13 6:46 pm

push all the time. my weight max, time or distance is never good enough

ztaylor10122 Nevada
01/09/13 5:55 pm

I push myself, a tend to do it too much, which triggers me to breakdown later, yet I still don't give up.
I wish I could moderate the pushing and appreciating because it would be healthier for me. I try constantly to appreciate my work though :)

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Meister
01/09/13 5:46 pm

I am comfortable in my own skin and I like who I am, but I am always striving to better myself.

tjrooks kingwood, TX
01/09/13 5:30 pm

I'd like to be more mellow but I tend to keep my reach we'll beyond my grasp. That said, I feel deeply blessed and/or lucky for the life I have.

KathrynRose
01/09/13 4:55 pm

Both. I think I can see both sides of it clearly.

praetorianus65
01/09/13 4:44 pm

I'm content and relaxed - rather too much so.

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cato Santa Barbara, California
01/09/13 4:38 pm

It depends: career - I push myself hard, personal life ( hobbies, activities, relationships, etc.) I cut me a break.

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PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
01/09/13 4:10 pm

In general, I push myself. However, compared to other teenage girls, I appreciate myself way more.

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