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I Feel Empathy For Others When They Have Been Hurt

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 days ago

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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Mar 10, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Emptiness, drowns you in black crippling depression, in water so deep you can't see the bottom and from the bottom cannot see the surface, I have been hurt I've been used I've been...
    ddmagnum ddmagnum 22-25, M 1 Response May 14

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    When you just hurt because people don't understand what they have in front of them. You give your all and they treat you like dirt 😢 on your birthday
    NatalieMarie521 NatalieMarie521 22-25, F a week ago

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    By myself, it's ruining me. I can't take it anymore. I feel like I'm going insane. I am hurting people close to me. I just, I want to be done.
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    My half blooded sister won't talk to me. My mother gave her up for adoption when I was 2. Maybe it's better off this way. The person she has become seems mean and coincided. :( I...
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    I've been hurt but I'm thankful for it because it's made me stronger. If I didn't go through the things I go through everyday, I wouldn't be as strong as I am. Yes each day a...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I thought this app was made for friendly people to talk? It said that everyone on here is nice. I can't Believe this. I have been called a sl.t, a lier, a fake. For what? I've...
    Brittni73 Brittni73 13-15, F 3 Responses May 10

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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...
    Roxvox Roxvox 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    This just happened and i'm so hurt about it :( Okay, so my best friend who lives across the country, we were supposed to hang out tonight (get online and watch Netflix together...
    WillowLily WillowLily 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I know i hurt so much right now, my heart suffocating like i can't breathing... But i must still go on My heart hurt feel like dying, feels like i can't do anything again... hate...
    plecea plecea 26-30, F 1 Response May 3

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    Yeah, it's the thing they forgot to tell us about in all the great love stories. It feels awful when you lose that love and lingers painfully for a very long time. I like to be...
    LemonadeGrin LemonadeGrin 41-45, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    The story of my life is a complex, lengthy, and heart breaking tale, despite my age i have seen, and been through some amazingly difficult things, lost many people close to me...
    ddmagnum ddmagnum 22-25, M 4 Responses May 4

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    I was lonely and desperate for a companion. His name popped up on my screen alongside a smiling face. Still to this day, I have no idea how to pronounce his name but seeing it...
    KAnnie98 KAnnie98 16-17, F May 9

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    My ex in some ways hurt my self esteem m and left me in a state of confusion. He would call me beautiful but lust for other women. I began to feel ugly. I felt not good enough...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F May 20

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    To hurt I've sat Next to the beach Salt and wounds overtake me I've grown To love it seems Pain and harm overwhelming What does it mean? For me to look up And see stars...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    So last night my boyfriend told me to laylow about our relationship. he said he was sorry because he's been through alot. he is stressed about his life. his new job is making him...
    staceycameron staceycameron 22-25, F 4 Responses May 14

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    You're rude, you are extremely rude. Stop apologizing later, just don't be rude in the first place. Because once you are rude I feel unloved unwanted
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F May 3

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    It is 4 days before my 3rd Mother's Day without my son. I lost him when I was 27 weeks and 4 days gestation. Two weeks earlier was when the night mare began. I started cramping...
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