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I Feel Empathy For Others When They Have Been Hurt

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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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    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 1 Response Mar 28, 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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    I started crying at a book

    once in school Becuz I felt so bad that this person had to go through what they did....
    LostItAllBVB LostItAllBVB 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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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 3 Responses Aug 19

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Apr 1, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Nov 23, 2013

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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 6 Responses Apr 22, 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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    Related Experiences

    People are drawn to me, they call upon me, they often ask me for advice which I have no qualifications to give. I am very careful not to give advice, but to give factual accounts...
    Human0xymoron Human0xymoron 41-45, F Aug 1

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    Dear hurt, Why can't you leave me alone? Why is it that you always find your way to suck me in, with no fair warning? Hurt, you put me down so many times. You keep telling my...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F Aug 4

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    I'm only 21 years old but can happily say that me and my younger sister have had the most idyllic childhood with many of our fond memories being spent with our grandparents. My...
    deathfromabove1066 deathfromabove1066 22-25, F Aug 1

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    My mother just called me and had an entire conversation with me about how my younger brother (20) got cheated on while him and his gf who is 18 were on a 'break'. She went on and...
    kros10 kros10 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 30

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    I think the one thing I've always struggled with was my boyfriends forgetting my birthday 2 times in a row. We've been together for 3 years so it does hurt and it does make me feel...
    Anon2721 Anon2721 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Am I going crazy :P ?? Sometimes I feel like crying ... for other people.. :o. Like I was in a normal mood, until I got around, a certain family member . My favorite, always makes...
    AEHeroine AEHeroine 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Today I am hurting, and admit that I am now and again missing the person who put me in this position. I feel like I have tried to escape it, and have being doing well but when it...
    Sash9967 Sash9967 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Eyes that bleed poison, From times before, No ointment can stop, Oozing comes forth, Memories lost behind curtains of shame, Sometimes i wish i could forget everything, Even my...
    abracakyle abracakyle 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    They always judge me for what i do or what i wear, they always force me to do things they always call me names ugh..
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Aug 1

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    I feel like ****. Just plain old ****. My dog is on his death bed. I've had that dog since I was five. I love him so much. Hang in there buddy.
    Sneckip Sneckip 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've only held one grudge and that's towards my mums brother and his son; my cousin. Although I was in the wrong I was happy to talk about the issue I realised they weren't the...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I'm heartbroken. Disappointed but what's new. I respect honesty. I feared the same time. The first line of lines is usually not the honesty. I just want to go straight for the...
    stainedlove143 stainedlove143 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    "Violence does not always take visible form, and not all wounds gush blood." -Haruki Murakami
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I have to admit that holding a grudge is one of my faults. I acknowledge it and try to temper it but that adage of fool me once always seems to stick in my head.
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm just lost. I want something to numb me and knock me out and make me forget everything. I need a friend. I need a brother. Sister. Mom. Dad. Someone to talk to.
    Jaielll Jaielll 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't understand how hard it is for your bf/gf to just do the things that will bring happiness. Why do things that cause pain? Why not just be single instead of dragging someone...
    endlessdreeamer endlessdreeamer 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    there are people in your life...:(
    Larten Larten 18-21, M Aug 6

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    Anyone wanna talk I'm bored...
    laila654 laila654 13-15, F Aug 6

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    Picture explains it all. I don't need ignorant peoples opinions.
    Internallysound Internallysound 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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    She whisked her shoulder on mine to inform me to do her but I don't care.
    psycopower90 psycopower90 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I try to be nice to everyone and I didn't tell some random person how are you cause I'm going to sleep and I get called a freaking bitccchh like thanks! You know I'm not already...
    herthehurtone herthehurtone 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    For basically all of my life.Mostly because i keep everything bottled up inside.I know its not good for me but i have kept this bottle as a Safe mode for all of my life. Just...
    UndefinedMind29 UndefinedMind29 16-17, F Aug 19

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    I think it is hard to live in Canada and not go to the USA at least once. So almost every Canadian will say they have been to another country. I just wish I could see more...
    galdran galdran 36-40, M Aug 9

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    I have an issue, an issue or few. My mom thinks I hate her because I talk so horrible 2 her... it's not that I hate her bc I don't I'm just upset with a grudge... see, she was an...
    regarnylkoorb regarnylkoorb 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Just something I felt like sharing/talking about. My current bf and I had a fight and I guess this was his way of "getting back" at me. He began entertaining conversations with...
    VousEtesBelleCM VousEtesBelleCM 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    A SERIOUS MATTER NOT WORTH JOKING AROUND! It’s easy to see a person so bubbly, energetic, humorous and alive, thinking ‘wow that person has it all, a great life’ maybe they...
    imperfectedsoul imperfectedsoul 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13
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