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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Mar 28, 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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     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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    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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    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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    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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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Mar 10, 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have been hurt many times in my life but i can understand why. Im normally anxious and it doesnt make people attracted to a coward who fears people. I still figure out why im so...
    tokyo60s tokyo60s 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    This is actually what your family is for! I always go till my parents and my brother when I'm sad or having a problem! your parents are always there for you whether you believe it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 17

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    I couldn't find the right words Nothing seemed to rhyme To write something for you all I think it will take time Because when you have friends That are very hard to find There's...
    zainshah1 zainshah1 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    I used to be really open, and willing to get to know others and want to get to know others. It was never surprising when I got In a new relationship. Now I just can't lol, I'll go...
    comley72 comley72 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    kayccaa kayccaa 26-30, F Apr 16

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    kayccaa kayccaa 26-30, F Apr 16

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    dalidacc11 dalidacc11 26-30, F a week ago

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    Yesterday I came home from my aunts house with my mom. Our bathroom door is very sharp wood. And just isn't working. I was walking and for some odd reason the door swung open and...
    RoseRegan RoseRegan 13-15, F Apr 12

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    How to kill someone; Hold their hand and then never touch their skin again, See them nearly everyday and pretend they don't exist, Act like everything you ever said to them was...
    angela9817 angela9817 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    many times ....dobt have feelings anymore.....
    thoughtless17 thoughtless17 16-17, F a week ago

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    I don't know what's worse, losing friends or the fact that they don't care they've lost you as a friend.
    Jinyung Jinyung 18-21, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I never know when to Shut up Chill out Let Go Stay Strong Have Fun Be Serious Forget Mistakes Remember Little Things Most importantly, I never know when to GIVE UP When is a...
    PassionateIndifference PassionateIndifference 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    wow.... i can't believe i've been blind and dumb all these times... loving, believing, and waiting for someone --- who's been busy with other women all these times.... WOW...
    Faith0615 Faith0615 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    My older brother was in prison for 5 years and I was one of the only people to help him thru that time.... I admit sometimes I wasn't there But I thought we were best friends...
    sslrd sslrd 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    the important part is to learn not to hastily generalize! HAVE TO MAINTAIN THAT PURITY and conviction because it's a PRECIOUS JEWEL that no one else can take from me. http://www...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Apr 7

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    So the guy who used me and I told To never talk to me again. Walked up to me at a party tonight and asked if I was okay. I was till you showed up
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I got hit today... Probably deserved it.
    Jelliboo Jelliboo 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    My parents and family members sometimes like to make fun of my weight.
    Isurvivedlife Isurvivedlife 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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