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I Am Happiest Doing For Others

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    I wonder whyI'm not at the serviceof others more often,knowing that nothingfeels better.Yes, I honestly,really wonder why.Perhaps it is theparadox of fulfillment.Ultimate satisfactionI will have whenthere is nothingleft to care for.And there's another simple truth.I do not...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    I'm going to stop holding the door for others who doesn't say thank you.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    I try and teach my son some old fashioned manners. always hold it for others and if its a female to open and lets her go first. I spent a lot of time standing outside places for...
    calichic calichic 36-40, F Feb 15

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    Every morning after I get off the bus, I hold the door open for at least 10 minutes for everyone who gets off the bus. It makes me happy to help others :) even though over half don...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 6 Responses Feb 14

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    Its true, after being in a marriage with someone who cannot "put himself in others shoes" i have begun to realize the importance of empathy in relationships, family, and society...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 6 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    100 percent of all time for any woman that I may be in front of,I do it out of respect and admiration for the love of females!
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    Usually? I always hold the door open. Even if the person is 20 feet away, I'd probably just stand there waiting like a weirdo lol. One time at church, my brother, mother and I were...
    YouCantEscapeMyDemons YouCantEscapeMyDemons 13-15, M 4 Responses Feb 14

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    It's just polite and its kinda funny at school every day we're always holding the door so if there's like 3 ppl and doors the 1st one goes in and holds the door for the 2nd one...
    daniel7268 daniel7268 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    Just outside my living-room window is a (home-made, in the spirit of Heath Robinson) bird table. It's a hubcap on a pole, topped with an upturned hanging basket cage to keep the...
    damselfly damselfly 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    for me its more of a habit than being polite lol . i still open the door for my mum and girlfriend even after a huge arguement.
    trentoy trentoy 18-21, M Feb 14

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    my better half have this redundant custom ,whenever guest make the scene in our home ...my hubby initiate to pressurize them for not to leave without lunch or dinner. i know its...
    dauntless82 dauntless82 31-35, F Feb 21

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    a little courtesy goes a long way. small acts that show ypu care about other people. Hold a door, Hold the elevator, let someone with three items in front of you at the checkout...
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    it always surprises me how thankful and shocked people are when I hold the door open for them, do they really run into it that rarely?
    soggyenderman soggyenderman 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Sometimes you hold the door open for one person and before you know it you've been condemned to holding the door open for what seems like everyone.
    Blue707 Blue707 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's not a hard thing to do. If I'm going out and someone is right behind me or coming in, I'll hold it open. It's not like it takes anything extra.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I hold doors open at my school, but I end up being late to class sometimes because I don't want to drop the door on anyone and will wait until entire mobs are through. How does one...
    Solidus99 Solidus99 18-21, M Feb 15

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    Why is it so hard to share the feelings with the loved ones.
    mukhtar27061974 mukhtar27061974 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    I feel guilty if I don't hold it open. It's almost as if I can feel those cold stares from them on my back sayin " dude you had one job"
    luna500 luna500 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    this will probably shock some people but I want to help other people. I have been shown lots of love and support on here even when others hate me and be nasty to me.but I do want...
    CheatingTracy CheatingTracy 22-25, F 26 Responses Feb 16

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    I love helping others because I was helped as a child and as an adult. There are only a few things I would not do for others. However, those are few an far and in between.
    tallmomwithkids tallmomwithkids 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    This is something that has plagued me since as far back as I can remember. I have always had low self-esteem, and growing up with a narcissistic mother didn't help. I got teased...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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    It's what we do for others that truely counts.
    magicalmisstik magicalmisstik 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    When you show up being your true, imperfect. authentic self; you create comfortable space for others to do the same. Walk boldly in your Truth!
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    Things I learned from life and from reading 1) Life is more simple then you think it is 2) always try to see the good in people this will make your life easier 3) Never let go...
    ZeroShift ZeroShift 18-21, M Feb 8

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    The Story of Life Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you...
    NerdGirl213 NerdGirl213 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm lonely as hell its very simple. I messed up with the man I love and am afraid that I will always ruin it for the people I truly feel love for. I don't think its repairable...
    LastofmyPeople LastofmyPeople 31-35, F 7 hrs ago

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    Ok, so I'm A Male......but Should THAT Imply "I Am CLUELESS" about the Opposite Sex ?? What ABOUT Gender Identity ? IF someone Identifies themself WITH a Specific gender, Shouldn't...
    desireindisguise desireindisguise 56-60 2 days ago

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    It's a contrasting world of people that we live amongst. You can find almost anyone with almost any passion, and it's impossible to meet them all. What I've been researching is...
    KevinFratsworth KevinFratsworth 22-25 Feb 4

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    I like things. I enjoy a lot of art, and also other things that are more commonly desired - like tablet computers, fancy cells phones, etc. I have been trying to ONLY add things...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Feb 17

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    The Princess and Her Adventures with her Knight Once upon a time in a kingdom very far away, there lived a beautiful, blonde and intelligent princess. She was raised by her...
    princess0541 princess0541 26-30, F Feb 22

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    I am at my breaking point....it has taken a bit to get my here but I am here.....I am fed up with trying to make things right with the one who does not hear me....they hear my...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I don't forgive the other person, however, I have never wished bad things for them. I think the problem with forgiveness for me is that forgiveness, in my life has been reserved...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 19

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    This explains it well. I hate confrontation. Hate it. I will often try to avoid meaningless and useless disputes. However, I will stand up for what I believe in, and I will stand...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F Feb 14

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    I take full responsibility for my own actions regardless of what they are. This is especially true when it involves others in my family and my close and personal friends. When I...
    brunettewifeandmom brunettewifeandmom 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was a member here but left recently. I missed my old friends with whom I shared stories and anecdotes. I am quite genuine in this project and speak the truth and would appreciate...
    opaquelady opaquelady 36-40, F 10 Responses Feb 16

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    For those of you involved with a narcissist. I wanted to write a little something about being the narcissists extension. This took me my entire marriage to grasp and I could have...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 10 Responses Feb 2

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    Lately there has been something that makes me so depressed and angry I try my hardest to avoid it. But, unfortunately, that's not how life works. Some things are easy to escape...
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 9 Responses Feb 4

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    I have always been a good person, always putting my self last. Over the last year I have noticed a change in me, were I have been questioning things. My partner of 20 years will...
    ruthannb ruthannb 56-60, F Feb 16

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    I am really struggling with regret. I know the past is gone. I know that others opinions are meaningless. But I beat myself up. I have done bad things. I worry most that it...
    thepeanutgallery thepeanutgallery 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    Covert emotional manipulation In The narcissists/sociopaths bag of tricks are a plethora of manipulation tactics they use to control conversations and your reality, avoid...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    "Honey I'm home!" each night I say this when I get home from work. You come out of our bedroom wearing nothing but a cotton robe. You open it and I instantly can see that you've...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    I have enough stories on EP to define me 80%, but not too many people read. There is an entire Encyclopedia of me here, so I get annoyed with the "Tell me about yourself" messages...
    shimmeringrose shimmeringrose 31-35, F 8 Responses Feb 11

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    Dear Noah, You truly are that unique meaning and message of life, not only to me, but only to the whole universe and the whole humanity, in a close future as I assume. You truly...
    ElliasA ElliasA 18-21, M Feb 14

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    There's a boy I like and he likes me, problem is he's a freshman and I'm a senior. He cares too much about our group of friends finding out, he thinks we won't work because of our...
    kaylakanoelani kaylakanoelani 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I love doing it. I was told I was born to do it
    Loveislove12 Loveislove12 16-17, M 4 Responses Feb 13

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