I Feel Sad For Complete Strangers

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     When i say i feel sad for complete strangers i mean that in two ways. 1. I feel at times overwhelming sympathy for people i do not actually know and have no connection to. When i hear of something tragic happening it doesn't matter if the live across town or across the...
    Tacit Tacit
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2008

    I hear stories from people whom complaint about

    their spouses and it breaks my heart. They sound so cool and demanding. Just today, I was sent a message by someone mentioning their issues with their spouse and I felt bad for their spouse and concerned about being rejected with the same nonconformity by my future husband. It's...
    WarmGoldenHeart WarmGoldenHeart
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2014

    I Feel Sad For Old People

    I can't help being sad whenever I see a very old person making efforts to walk, or walking alone in the streets. I imagine the worst, i.e s/he has no family, no children who would not let her/him go out alone. I think all the time of these old people who were abandoned by their...
    melancolic melancolic
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 25, 2013

    It's My Emotional Make Up

    i see a homeless person on the street and want to cry. i watch the news and see all the violence and the victims of that violence and want to cry. All my life it's always been that way. i just feel for total strangers. Mostly bad cause that what is presented by the news and...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Dec 12, 2008

    I Feel Like This Alot

    i walk past people and see their faces i feel their pain and wonder what it must be like going through their struggle in life, everyone carries a cross in life, and it makes me sad to think of people i dont even knwo to carry such pain, i wish i could help them, its kind of an...
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 1, 2008

    I Hate What We Share

    I feel sad that some of the experiences I share with some of the most amazing people on here are really horrific ones that I wouldn't wish on anyone. I dont feel sad that it has made us closer and have managed to hopefully help others that have been in our situations. Im...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2008

    Yes I Do

    Reading some of the things that people on EP have gone through makes me feel sad.  It doesn't matter that I've never met them.  I still feel for them.  It's not sympathy and it's not pity, either.  It's empathy.  I feel less alone sharing stories and...
    yoyy yoyy
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2009
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