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I Feel Empathy For Others When They Have Been Hurt

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    I just hate seeing someone sad

    and upset. It breaks my heart each and every time. Usually if I see someone sad and upset I do what ever I can to cheer them up. I know I can't help everyone, but that doesn't mean I can't try. I hate seeing people get made fun of, I hate seeing people get judged for their...
    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    Handling Emotions (Either Sad Or Happy Ones)

    Usually people lose themselves in a strong emotion and become overwhelmed. That is not the way to handle emotion, because when that happens you are a victim of emotion. In order not to become a victim, breathe and retain your calm, and you will experience the insight that an...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2013

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    For me, it's hard not to put myself in their

    shoes. It would be nice if more people would do that. It's almost like I can feel their pain with them.
    digitaloverload digitaloverload 36-40, M 3 Responses May 24, 2015

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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Mar 10, 2013

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    Compassion For Others.

    We all get hurt in some way or another... so we should look out for one another always. Love one another, care deeply for one another and make the world a better place.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 1, 2013

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    This Is Really A Topic?

    Really , we have to sort out this one ? What are we a room full of sociopaths ?
    Suzi504 Suzi504 31-35, F Nov 23, 2013

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    So much so that my heart starts hurtin'

    and my eyes start wellin' with tears !!!!!
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2014

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    i honestly am gonna stop thinking about my needs

    and wants in this life anymore. im done with it because when we have high expectations of ourselves and when we dont meet them or things dont go our way we get severly disappointed. im gonna start a new day, new life challenge. i gonna start being their for anyone who needs...
    heavenlytouch heavenlytouch 22-25, F May 24, 2015

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    I once was married 9 years to a drug addict

    alcoholic who blatantly refused help..I tried desperately to help him, until I heard this quote from a professional nurse. Swim for the shore or drown with him. I swam and lived, he stayed and drowned..I now know I would have most definitely drowned with him.
    cinnamonrose cinnamonrose 61-65, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2014

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    Things I Learned From A Lawyer Who Sold His Ferrari

    I just met Julian Mantle, a successful and smart American lawyer who had nothing in mind but work. One day, he suddenly fainted in the middle of the courtroom. When he woke up, his doctor gave him two options: give up being a lawyer or give up life. That was his wake up call. He...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Mar 31, 2013

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    Pain In Life

    An aging Zen master grew tired of his student complaining, and so, one morning, sent him for some salt. When the apprentice returned, the master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it. "How does it taste?" the master...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2013

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    If you're in Northern New Jersey

    and have a high degree of empathy, join my meetup group. Http://meetup.com/NNJ-Empathy-Meetup/ We already have over 40 members. Our next Meetup is June 10 in Fairlawn, NJ and over 10 people have RSVPed. Why should you join our group? So that you can connect with similar...
    Roxvox Roxvox 31-35, F 1 Response May 23, 2015

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    I Love This Song By Cold Play

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=glgcrst_nnM And I hope you love it too!
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2013

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    Never Lose Heart!

      This song was brought to my attention by a very good friend on EP,it is an old and beautiful song that I just had to share,as it has so much meaning and truth in it and will comfort and console many as it consoled and comforted me.And that other song too,will I hope comfort...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2013

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    Be There

    You have to be there for people if you want them to be there for you. Even someone you dont know. Some times by helping some one you dont know, you end up making a great friend. So often people who have alot of family and friends take people for granted. If for no other reason...
    gumbone gumbone 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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    Why Love Hurts (2)

    How do we avoid pain? First, we have to understand what true love is. Understanding love is not easy. It takes faith, maturity and acceptance. It took me 34 years to finally understand what love is. Because true love is not what most of us think it is. When you fall in love, you...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Apr 23, 2013

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    Why Love Hurts

    A facilitator once put a large white paper on the floor with handwritten curves lines (see photo). He then asked four people to stand on each side. “What do you see?” the facilitator asked. One participant said he could see an “M”. The second participant said she could...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Apr 23, 2013

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    I get that taste and feeling in my throat.

    Like being chocked. Eyes tear up. Can't stand for anyone to hurt.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 7, 2015

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    Empathy ?

    Funny I saw this Group here and just a few days ago brought up the word Empathy with a virtual friend I have online. She did not really give a clear response but I she fully understood the concept of what I was saying based on our discussions but didn't open up on the subject...
    UkToday UkToday 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Pottery

    I once visited a pottery-making shop. A guy, who was probably in his mid-50s, was showing us how a jar is made. He said you have to have the correct hand pressure to shape the clay. I was amazed as he slowly mold the clay into a beautiful jar with his gentle yet firm hands...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 2 Responses May 6, 2013

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    A Ten Words Story

    Tragedy in our lives gives us the ability to communicate. SEAL, The Voice.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F Apr 13, 2013

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    I don't cry much when something happens to me,

    but if I see someone else cry, I can't help but cry with them. sometimes its embarrassing.
    HiddenAway4Now HiddenAway4Now 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2015

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    Listening

    Have I forgotten to learn from the people around me? In my quest for objectivity,am I closing myself off? Have I stopped listening? Any human being has the potential of being an enriching moment, or an empty gesture. It is our choice that makes the difference. I will try today to...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 4 Responses Apr 22, 2013

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    A Bridge Across the Pain.

    I remember one morning when I was three and sitting across the table from my father at breakfast, just he and I, when for no reason I could think of he looked straight at me and said with utter disdain in his voice, “You have the kind of face I just want to punch.&rdquo...
    Steffi97 Steffi97 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    A Fourteen Words Story

    Encouraging people to be positive is a very good thing, but only when appropriate.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2013

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    Bring A Little Love.

    A saintly man was asked by his priest to go to a nearby town, and help the people there solve their many problems, and improve their lives. The man was afraid of the task. "I have so may weaknesses,such limited knowledge,"he said. "How can I help others?" The priest smiled...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 1 Response Mar 31, 2013

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    Shocking And Personal

    I do feel the pain, emotional and mental. Another's fear or sadness.  Actually it can keep me awake even make me sick at heart. Being supportive of another helps them..it helps me to move forward and away. Eventually someone will connect with me and here we go again. Simply...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2013

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    Happiness

    Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.~ Sri Ramana Maharshi ~
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Mar 28, 2013

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    Power Of Time...

    When A Bird is Alive.. It Eats Worms.. When the Bird has Died.. Worms Eat it.. 1 Tree can be Made into a Million Matchsticks.. But only 1 Matchstick can BURN A Million TREES! Circumstances Can CHANGE at ANYTIME.. Don't DEVALUE or HURT Anyone in This LIFE.. YOU May be...
    Pm227 Pm227 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    Complex Human

    This is so true. How many of us have forgotten that the essence of life is to live in the present and not to worry too much about the past and the future? I mean, it is ok to think about the future and look back to your past. Our future and past guide us. But if we cling on them...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I definitely shut people out after they have hurt me badly... I basically act indifferent to them. In my mind, I'm thinking, "You know what, you don't deserve to see any part of me...
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I finally got the opportunity to fulfill a long time dream of mine, which was to get a home where both my girls would have their own rooms. I moved a month before my daughter...
    unbrokenground unbrokenground 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    there is no greater pain in this world than having your own mother tell you she doesn't love you. I wish she had just aborted me or adopted me out if she couldn't love me due to...
    kk1874 kk1874 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    And hope they get disabled too
    OddButResilient OddButResilient 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    My family rather have me live on the streets then get counseling and stop the verbal, emotional and physical abuse in the household. So now I am forced to wander the streets until...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Which is so insane But society lost its soul And caring suffer hurt by uncaring
    OddButResilient OddButResilient 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    whenever I swear at my mom she always grabs me by the ear and pulls me over her knee for a spanking and it always hurts
    nn12378 nn12378 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I'm hurting for different reasons and i dont know where to start my healing process.. what issue to tackle first(sigh) Why can't i find peace and move on? Accept what i cannot...
    sweetsandlove sweetsandlove 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Here were I live is summer now, so, it's hot almost every day. And since I was 11 years old, I'm always naked when I'm alone at home. But recently, it's almost impossible for me to...
    lf26 lf26 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This is a true story of what happened to Greg Zaffuto. I have just experienced much the same and do not want this to happen to you, so I am sharing the following. I apologize for...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 6 days ago

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    Hey everyone, it's my first time posting, so I will keep it short. It's also 3:45 am. I wanted to talk about my sociopathic, violent brother. This guy lied and told us in great...
    LiftedCurse LiftedCurse 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I am not so sure to tell my parents that I am going out late at night with my friends and that I have been in other places they would surely not permit me to go. I just lied...
    Jubbydith Jubbydith 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    One day when I was at this summer camp which had about 40 boys and 40 girls. Anyways the boys ate in the boys changing rooms and the girls are in the girls. I was eating a sandwich...
    Heskeytime Heskeytime 18-21 1 Response a week ago

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