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I Feel Empathy For Others When They Have Been Hurt

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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 5 Responses Apr 22, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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     It's really humbling.

    Sometimes the stars look like moons, and moons look like stars and love is silent and it's trapped in the paradox that you can't apply what you can't see. Time, hopefully, reveals a pure heart of love. And, yes, friendships like these are worth more than an infinity of stars...
    DayDreamer81 DayDreamer81 31-35, F Sep 27, 2014

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Apr 1, 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 3 Responses Sep 27, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Mar 10, 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I've been through so much in my life and I've been hurt so many times. I've been used, taken advantage of, cheated on played and lied to repeatedly by the ones I love so dearly. I...
    srb76 srb76 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    I'm a junior in high school, and as everyone knows junior year is the hardest and most important year in high school with gpas and grades counting as a huge part. Before moving to...
    grace97eun grace97eun 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel really alone. I have no one really to talk to. I received a disturbing phone call from my recently estranged mother saying between hysterics and sobs on my voicemail that...
    jaxpdx jaxpdx 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    vanessacc11 vanessacc11 26-30, F Jan 4

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    vanessacc11 vanessacc11 26-30, F Jan 4

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    all I ever wanted to do was to help other people. Honestly I wish I didn't, because I have been used, cheated on, and rejected because of it; as a result I have been depressed for...
    halcyondays2 halcyondays2 18-21, M Jan 10

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    In 2004 I came across a guy who got me mad .i do not want to mention his nationality for safety reason but he is a white man from a Western European number and I have an Indian...
    Anonymous79ea Anonymous79ea 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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      Even I am 24, I am thinking about suicide. Maybe it is childish, but I have enough of my problems. I was with the guy, we are from Poland. He is .. I do not know... HE...
    Meisoun Meisoun 22-25 5 days ago

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    The time before bed and the time when I first wake up is the worst, it still hurts :/ ., although I know it's not ok to worry about someone who is not worried about me thing is...
    Aliyaa2 Aliyaa2 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I still have feelings of disappointment, humiliation and a little anger at myself for letting it happen. I let my guard down. I thought I liked him - it was a crush, I know that...
    Chaosforthefly Chaosforthefly 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    Life has knocked me down so many times. But I'm a strong women. I pick up the broken pieces, rebuild myself and come back stronger. Stronger then I ever been. I will never give up...
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 9

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    I was bullied I cut..most ppl would be like so..but some care lol well u haven't cut in like a year so YAY
    bioandproud bioandproud 13-15, F Jan 4

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    Goodbye world, goodbye. I give up, and thank you to those who have attempted to support me. I realize that I'm too weak to accept the fact that he has broken up with me. I'm not...
    grace97eun grace97eun 16-17, F 11 Responses 2 days ago

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    I first started when I was younger I would smell my mothers and sisters pantyhose the foot area and then went to trying the girl next door I love the smell of pantyhose feet ever...
    lovetoesinhose lovetoesinhose 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 2

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    Frack I just burnt my hand
    bioandproud bioandproud 13-15, F Jan 4

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    maybe if I keep saying its ok to myself...does it become OK?
    TheresAPossibility TheresAPossibility 13-15, F 9 Responses Jan 5

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    This has to be the worst day ever...Me against the world.
    Alisha39 Alisha39 16-17, F Jan 16

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    we went out to the movies like 2-3 Friday's ago and he hasn't talked to me since....... we kissed and had a good time too......... I'm telling myself I'm moving on my hearts not...
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F a week ago

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    There's this girl who I'm sure will grow up to be a perfect little B*tch. She strives too hard to be at the top of everything, even to the point of being annoying. She never...
    malipatient malipatient 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    My marriage ended in 2007! Where are a the good women at? Oh yeah! Mid 30's.....the good ones are taken or have been hurt by the "Bad Boys" they are drawn to....and are now too...
    Iamdavidok Iamdavidok 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Seven years together and i still feel alone. I am 26 and have been with same man it seems like forever i have always been faithful even when opportunity's have presented themselves...
    tolongalone tolongalone 26-30, F 9 Responses Jan 8

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    For the past few years, helping others became my only reason for living. But my speech patterns have been awful, selfish. Whenever speaking, the subject of at least one sentence of...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 3 hrs ago

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    Where is the compassion for others? I've spent a while on and off reading various stories on here. The sadness and depression as a result of what others have endured or are...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 5 Responses 5 days ago