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I Feel Empathy For Others When They Have Been Hurt

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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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    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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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Mar 10, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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     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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    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, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    Its true, after being in a marriage with someone who cannot "put himself in others shoes" i have begun to realize the importance of empathy in relationships, family, and society...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 7 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I have been going out with my girlfriend for about 5 months.. before we started dating I knew she had a male friend for over 20 years. they would go to the movies go to his house...
    ihavesomeissues ihavesomeissues 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    you knew i fancied you, your friends also knew. we had been getting along great, but i kinda knew we weren't going to go that way, you vaguely cited religion as a reason even...
    spiralvortex spiralvortex 26-30, F Feb 9

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    For those who worry about being hurt - follow the advice above. I have always believed this to be true...
    Liverpool47 Liverpool47 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    hearts wide open.... I knew no other way to love. I put everything that I have, everything that is with in me, everything that I will be into it with an open heart. The longer I'm...
    tinkertwotoy tinkertwotoy 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    A couple of posts regarding infidelity on here reminded me of this: When I was a girl my mother kept telling me she had a friend, a woman, who she went out with at times. She said...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    It has taken me a long time to think about writing this. For a long time, this has been a big issue in my life...and something I haven't spoken about. I fell in love with a guy...
    Superficialsaint Superficialsaint 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    My ex-boyfriend and I were a long-distance relationship. My late husband and I started as a LDR, so I knew I could handle it. I'm implicitly very trusting and I believe honesty...
    Mollywobbles225 Mollywobbles225 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Someone here on EP really hurt me. He acted like he would always be there for me, but when I needed someone most, he did something that I couldn't possibly forgive. Let's just say...
    MyFriendPug MyFriendPug 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    People say "forgive, but never forget". I actually would rather forget that lesson than having to forgive... I know it's bad! I know forgiving is a sign of maturity, but that's how...
    BMTH99 BMTH99 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Love someone is not think how beauty you are .... Thin or fat is simple..... Love just need your take care and understand to each other... Love is not think about rich or poor...
    fabara fabara 26-30, F Feb 10

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    The friends that betray me and the girls that cheated on my have never been forgiven. Everyone makes mistakes, and everyone can choose to atone.
    VicDixon VicDixon 18-21, M Feb 16

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    I've been reject by more girls than I can count. The ones I like "just want to be friends". It has made me very introverted and lonely.
    Benny412 Benny412 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    So my valentine to my friend was met with a strange and awkward silence. I don't put myself out there very often, but I'm still glad that I did even though it didn't work out. I...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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    I surprisingly haven't yet though?? If my dog dies I'm taking over the world then I'll jump off a bridge she's the sweetest <3
    Uhilikepizza Uhilikepizza 13-15, F Feb 9

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    We had a family friend's ex pass away yesterday. He leaves behind a 9 year old son. I feel so bad for him.
    ownfrnchseplaya ownfrnchseplaya 26-30, M Feb 10

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    Yesterday one of my friends lost a brother I fell sad for them I wish I could do more for them
    luvps luvps 31-35, M Feb 10

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    http://www.cracked.com/article_21884_5-awful-realities-being-man-who-was-raped-by-woman.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weeklynewsletter
    edgyfox edgyfox 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    People are like electric sockets, every time I touch them I get shocked. Eventually we learn to quit poking things that shock us. Even mice do that.
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    No one gives a damn. About me. I'm So ready to just die.
    sassygirl42 sassygirl42 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    It's time to die. No one gives a damn
    sassygirl42 sassygirl42 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    What a difference a year makes. 12 little months......Wow! I can scarcely believe it. Today is the first anniversary of my EP membership! When l look back, the year has flown.The...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 15 Responses Feb 15

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    Today I got a call from my daughter Kaidence (17) while I was at work. She told me her brother Eric(18) had been caught with test answers and she told me that the teacher who found...
    Richardson444 Richardson444 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 19