I Continuely Put Others Before Me

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    I'll Be Stopping That Nonsense

    I need to learn the right ratio! How much of me for me and how much for everyone else?
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Feb 27, 2011

    There is a philosophy

    which promotes helping yourself before others. Being a shepherd, a leader of men and a hero, taking risks and getting the lions share of the rewards because you have risked more and taken on more responsibility than others. That sounds fair. I, however, use my talents to help...
    purexperience purexperience
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 10, 2015

    All the Time

    Have you ever experienced the kind of love that rips you apart?. He was that love to me. He still that love to me. It's one of those things that you can't go thru life without. Today I was watching "The Bridges of Madison County", and I understood why it made me cry so...
    caritus caritus
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2008


    I always think other people have needs that are more important than mine.  When I was in law school, I worked at a gas station.  I would sometimes work double shifts when people asked me to.  Then,  I would come home to a pile of homework and have to stay up...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 19, 2007

    New Era

    I think I've mentioned this somewhere else before but I do. Everyone comes to me with their problems and I do enjoy helping them all. I love ti see them smile when I say something right, when things turn out well or just when I hear them laugh. Yet when I have my own problems I...
    CleoShilu CleoShilu
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2009

    Putting Others Before Me

    I often find myself putting others before me.  The problem is that often times, I don't take care of myself.  I need to learn balance in this.
    troubled28 troubled28
    26-30, F
    Sep 16, 2007
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    Jan 18, 2015

    No Friends

    i always feel that i should put others before me so then they feel like i'm a great friend and will continue to be friends with me. If i worry about myself before others, i feel like people will think i'm selfish and a horrible friend.
    syntheticxtasy syntheticxtasy
    18-21, F
    Aug 18, 2007

    Definitely In This Situation....

    Maybe I shouldn't write this as I had some bad comments from people before but going to take the risk anyway. I had a colleague who made a real effort to befriend me as I looked after her baby son in my daycare. She used to say him and her loved me, act very mothering towards me...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 18, 2012


    I always put everyone else before me. I am never number 1 in my life. I am always going to put people before me, and nothing about that is ever going to change. I will always put my friends, my family, everyone before me.
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    1 Response Dec 6, 2009

    Mostly My Children

    I would say it applies to most mothers though , we go without to give our children things , three of mine are grown up now , but still if they need anything at all then yes i'll put them before myself always ..
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    Jan 18, 2009

    Left Behind.

    I'm getting impatient. When will someone acknowledge me and actually realize that i too have needs. The number of times i've been taken advantage might be the same as the number of strands of hair on my head.
    peacenik peacenik
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 6, 2007
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