I Care About Others More Than Myself

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    Healer Born

    I'm the kind of person who cannot bear to see someone else in pain.  I have to do something to help, even if it's just a passing smile from a stranger.  And while I am very slow to make friends, once I've made that step there is no going back for me.  I'll walk...
    Geode Geode
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2009

    A Lot More

    My friends constantly get annoyed with me. Why? It's because when they want to do something, but I'm not really interested, I'll still tell them let's do it. I don't argue. I do what they want more than what I want. It's not only that. If all of a sudden the world ended, and my...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180
    18-21, F
    Dec 13, 2011

    I Care So Much For Others It Hurts When I Cant....

    Im always trying to help my friends, they don't ask for help, i just give it to them. I help as much as i can, and always try to make their lifes better and easier. It doesn't hurt or affect my life in any way that ive been able to notice, but im about to leave for the military...
    militaryman93 militaryman93
    Sep 15, 2012

    Not Sure Why

    i have always wanted to help ppl+make them happy,which isnt a bad trait i hear u say,but i wud rather make others happy,even if it makes me sad,or my life harder. i think its because i dont see myself as having much value as a human. it doesnt help that im ill+sum days cant even...
    happyukgal happyukgal
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 15, 2010

    I hear over and over again,

    "Your safety comes first." "Your happiness is more important than the hurt feelings that may occur if you...." "You should always put yourself first." But I don't agree. There are people in my life that I love so much, that I would suffer for them. At the very least, there are...
    scaevola scaevola
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2014

    Dont See Much Point In Caring About Myself More Than Others

    The thing is, caring about people is good isnt it?shows you have a big heart, your caring and helpful. But the thing is caring about other people makes you forget about your own needs.I care about other people more than myself because i dont want to think about myself, i dont...
    UmbraEyes UmbraEyes
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jul 2, 2011

    Sometimes I push myself to make others happy.

    I put my needs on the back burner and no one really cares about what I do. I feel like I don't know what to say to get their attention. What should I do? I mean, I know I should focus on myself , but I don't want to make it seem like I am self-centered.
    Spirit567 Spirit567
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 15, 2014

    I care more about others

    than myself. I won't quit my job because then my team would be disappointed, even though I don't like my job and there isn't much opportunity available. It doesn't make sense to stay.
    fusionz fusionz
    26-30, M
    Dec 3, 2013

    A Relationship, If You Could Call It That Anymore.

    Two years ago my boyfriends mother was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal breast cancer that had made its was up the spine, ate away three vertebrae, and consumed its was into her brain. Leaving a mass of tumours, that are on her emotional portion of her brain. This causes her to be...
    jenniferxlove jenniferxlove
    18-21, F
    Sep 18, 2011

    More Important Than Me.

    Time to vent.  There is no one i can really talk about this subject too so here I go. Other people are much much more important to me than myself by far.  Because I really don't give a ******* rats *** about myself.  No matter who you are, friend or foe i will try to help...
    LonelyPandaBear LonelyPandaBear
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 1, 2011

    HOW Do I Except That I Can Not Receive What I Give Out!!

    I don't have a problem with myself, I just care for others more than I care for myself. I will do something for someone I care about even if it means having an attitude or being upset. I have always cried because people didn't understand me. I am tired of crying....im seeking...
    mrsjones527 mrsjones527
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 20, 2008

    YOU Are Before Me.

    I lost someone long, long ago, she was the most important person too me in the entire world, i cared about her when nobody including her own children would, i lost her when i could have.. or at least made a bigger effort too stop a man from killing her and getting away with it...
    sanguigno sanguigno
    18-21, F
    Aug 11, 2009

    YOU Are Before Me.

    I lost someone long, long ago, she was the most important person too me in the entire world, i cared about her when nobody including her own children would, i lost her when i could have.. or at least made a bigger effort too stop a man from killing her and getting away with it...
    sanguigno sanguigno
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 11, 2009

    I am a teacher, so caring more about others

    than they do for me comes with the territory. However, sometimes it gets super depressing. It takes so much out of me, and others don't seem to care. It's like they expect me to do and do and do for them, and that no effort or care is required by them in return. I don't know...
    AmyDrumheller AmyDrumheller
    41-45, F
    Dec 17, 2013

    Need a Reason...

    I never liked myself. I always did everything for other people. I always did everything to make other people happy. I never wanted to hurt anyone. I failed. I have an eating disorder. I started restricting because I thought peopel would like me better skinnier. I didnt want to...
    vicky13 vicky13
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Mar 13, 2008

    "How's your day been?

    ", Is it an expression? You have to say at least okay, If not the person may run away. When in reality, They feel just as gray. And are waiting for you to say, Otherwise than "okay".
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2015

    I feel the same.. Havent find any support group

    here in Finland. I have deep depression. Hope you all feel better now
    DietProzac DietProzac
    36-40, M
    Apr 4, 2014

    It's One Of Those Things

    I don't necessarily consider this a bad thing though, to be honest. I've noticed a lot lately how I tend to listen to others more than myself and I never really find the things that are going on in my life to be as important. I don't take anything for granted, and that includes...
    HopeInConstruction HopeInConstruction
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 28, 2012

    I've always been like that,

    since the day I could crawl I give and never get, I forgive but never been forgiven, I help with nothing back. And I really like doing it. My mom tells me to stop doing it cuz I'm going to get hurt in the end, but I tell her I already have but that doesn't mean I should treat...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 31, 2015

    JUST to See Them Smile...

    Making my way through a day is really hard. I have went to therapy, but they really didn't care, just gave me a prescription for zoloft and told me to come back in two weeks, so doing good for others is my therapy. I would pick up people walking on the street, take them to thier...
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2007

    Can't Help Myself

           I truly can't help myself, only others. I've always strived to make everyone else's lives better, when mine only just degrades. Most often this concerns the subject of relationships and hardships. I always tend to make myself the middle man...
    chandasnowman chandasnowman
    Aug 18, 2009

    For Them....

    Despite my pain, i still wear a smile on my face. No matter how much, i wish to scream, shout, cry and just show who i really am, i still pretend for their sake. my family, because i dont want to hurt them. so i just hold in my tears and bear through it, ill continue to pretend...
    deathblossom17 deathblossom17
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 3, 2010

    Tell Me How Im Supposed Top Breathe With No Air...

    I am a young female who had little to no guidence in her life. I am someone who feel "in love" with a boy who didn't fall back for me until i left. Then I found a young guy who seem to me to be perfect. Some months in to our relationship I got pregnant with his baby. I...
    mrsjones527 mrsjones527
    18-21, F
    May 20, 2008

    SOMETHING Needed

    41-45, F
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2007

    Care About Everyone

    I have always cared about others more than myself.Caring about people is a great feeling,everyone should try it.
    kime kime
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2008

    Incredibly Selfish

    I have always been this way. And will not change In recent months, and perhaps years, it has subsided a little bit but I still find myself putting others before me. I have noticed that more people here seem to be so wrapped up in themselves, and care about themselves...
    CMA1234 CMA1234
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jun 6, 2012

    Thinking Of You....

    You probably don't know it, but I think of you. I want you to have the best and I am hoping that whatever you do, that it works for you. I want to see you smile. I hope that you are ok. If you aren't I will find out. I want to care for you and I want you to know that I remember...
    pearls37 pearls37
    22-25, F
    Nov 27, 2012

    I put my feelings a side

    or just hide them to sort out or try and help with peoples problems. I do this for my friends, my family and even strangers who need support. I just don't like to think about myself..only think about others. I've always thought about everyone else except me really.
    gabii354 gabii354
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2015


    ...To the detriment of myself.  I am trying to put my feelings first in some scenarios but its hard sometimes.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    11 Responses Aug 11, 2009

    yesterday my band teacher,

    fagner, was trying to get us to pit more emotion into our music. ive gotten to where i don't show anything anymore. he then went on to say that bad things will happen to us in our lives, and we should find a release for it, otherwise we'll be self destructive, or worse. well...
    zydeko zydeko
    Mar 5, 2015

    Its Just How I Am....

    I have always cared about others, and always wanted to make things better for everyone. I have always wanted to do anything I could, to make things easy for others. I care about others so much. However, I can care less about myself. I am just not someone who Likes myself, in fact...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 23, 2009
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