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I Have Helped A Stranger

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    Helping A Stranger

    I have opened the door to a stranger whom I know not, he is a man who had cash before and now he fail down and have nothing and most of his friends seems to be lost in the time and no one really care much for him anymore...So I agree to open the door to my house and let him move...
    AfricainChocolate AfricainChocolate 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2010

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    On my way home from work about 5 years ago,

    I got off my exit and was waiting behind 3 or 4 cars. I saw a man standing on the side of the road holding a cardboard sign, obviously asking for money. Now I don't generally give money, so when I got up to where he was and saw his sign saying he was hungry I pulled over out...
    LookingForSoMuchMore LookingForSoMuchMore 51-55, M 5 Responses May 23

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    Christ died for me. Those people?

    Those strangers? Tey have stories. And it's really hard not to help someone you see yourself in. Thank you God for placing the situations I've had- it makes me more grateful of your presence. It also helps me to relate to others.
    PrayerWarriorTeen PrayerWarriorTeen 13-15, F Jul 12

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    Still Don't Know His Name......

    Years ago I was walking through a station with friends and as we climbed the stairs to leave an old gentleman collapsed on the other side of the stairs, walking down. It was all so sudden. I remember as he fell he was holding a carrier bag from a painting shop (as in paintings...
    PaleAngel PaleAngel 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2010

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    Helped A Stranger

    Like doing good to others; while most find this to be a weakness becaise they can abuse you when and if you are too careful.   Saw a stranger who came out of a village to the town and was searching a job a boy who is about 14 to 15 yrs; requested that he come to my house and...
    AfricainChocolate AfricainChocolate 26-30, F Aug 13, 2010

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    I read something sad today from a friend who is now in a similar situation as i was this time last year and my heart goes out to her. As it was a time when i myself felt so very...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    I have discovered that this is my biggest flaw and challenge in life. Low self-esteem truly affects me and causes me both physical and mental distress that is unbearable much of...
    misscoffee misscoffee 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I am 5'5 and 47.5kg. If you have read my previous posts, you will know all about my struggle with restrictive dieting over the past couple of years, leading to extreme weight loss...
    Mel999 Mel999 18-21 1 Response Aug 22

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    Ok i'm going to start by saying I am 42 years old. I've been on EP over a year now. I pretty much talk to just women. I have learned A lot about women's body language, and I will...
    Here4u72 Here4u72 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I often wanted to solve everyone's problems! I never wanted anyone to hurt like I did. I have learned through counseling that you have to set boundrys and live in the here and now...
    chappeeeee chappeeeee 46-50, F Sep 6

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    Hey everyone. I hope my experience can help people just as much as so many of your experiences have helped me. Im 26 and have had HS for 9 years (i think) thats how long i can...
    Meganvan Meganvan 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have been, and still am part of a really abusive selfish mother and an enabler father. My mother is so derailed mentally, she is viciously crewel. She has antagonized me from...
    pistacchia pistacchia 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Since this question has been asked several times this week, I am sharing what has worked for me. The best substitute is fresh picked, still living vegetables and fruits. Either...
    WolfEloin WolfEloin 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I grew up, my parents telling me strictly not to talk to strangers or talk to people online. So for some weird reason I don't understand, I love talking to strangers. Telling...
    anon152 anon152 13-15, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I just met that person once in a 711 and we locked eyes. I got embarrassed and we never looked at each other again. I regret that I didn't ask his name or memorized his face...
    jayshade jayshade 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Its a messy miracle. 12 step programs helped. And tax payers. Too sensitive to cruelty. And moronic reasons for it. Geared to see humans be creative. Humane...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I have been diagnosed with TN just over 6 months ago, I have been for a MRI and now my symptoms have started in my throat and deep inside my ear, I have been told by the...
    Fruitbowl Fruitbowl 26-30, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    My family's african... Like straight out of Africa. but we grew up in the western world. My whole life I grew up in predominately white neighbourhoods. My parents although still...
    noelleb noelleb 18-21, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    And yet again I find myself going. to talk to a perfect stranger about my condition. You'd think this would get easier but it doesn't.
    somethingx3 somethingx3 31-35, M 20 hrs ago

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    Having imaginary friends is great for kids, teens and adults of all ages. It helps you get and guide you through life when you are lonely. It surely helped me.
    inspirelove inspirelove 26-30, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I've done this a few times. The first time I was a young teen. I was walking to school(2miles) it was pouring with rain and I and my brother were soaked. As we got to the bridge...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Aug 20

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    Connections We buzz around our hectic lives, Busy worker ants. Rarely stopping, To take in the sights and smells, Seldom considering our fellow travellers. We spoke today, Did I...
    ConcreteSleeper ConcreteSleeper 31-35, M a week ago

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    Me aged 7. I lived with my mum in a council house just me and her she didn't work and we certainly didn't have much. But you don't need stuff to be happy Then she met a guy. It was...
    Onedaybaby Onedaybaby 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Lexi lay with her back against the metal wall. Sea foam sprayed over the edge and splashed us. I took a chomp out of the banana I was holding. "Gimme an orange, hey." she said. I...
    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Most of my life I have been in such a hurry and so focused I was expressionless when going from place A to place B. As I have aged, I realize the power of smiling at strangers...
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Is it weird that I smile even tho at strangers whenever we make an eye contact? Or whenever I ask for help or favor? I hope not cause most of the time i'm smiling which I don't...
    itsveee itsveee 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 25

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    I received a hand job by a stranger today.
    0shmomo0 0shmomo0 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I do like meeting strangers, the thrill of the anonimity, but only like to talk about naughty stuff when and if there is a connection on other levels. Like a personality that leaks...
    osito2polar osito2polar 36-40, M Sep 4

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    I do like meeting strangers, the thrill of the anonimity, but only like to talk about naughty stuff when and if there is a connection on other levels. Like a personality that leaks...
    osito2polar osito2polar 36-40, M Sep 4

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    I don't mind if my friends touch me like a hug. But random strangers No. There's this tenth grader and I'm a ninth grader that always touches me he hugs me ,when I'm wearing a...
    cchristinaa cchristinaa 13-15, F Sep 9

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    I think there's enough negative in the world, and that there's enough exclusivity that people feel excluded and just generally upset..... Human beings are designed to intergrate...
    SarahTheHooker SarahTheHooker 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    I smile at strangers before I chop their heads off. Good manners and proper etiquette is something these millennials could learn from us.
    RagnarLodbrok RagnarLodbrok 41-45, M Sep 11

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    Today I wrote a note to stranger in hopes to just brighten their day. I feel like it doesn't happen enough and that makes me worry that she may misinterpret it as me being a creep...
    Dakavu Dakavu 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    First there was Strangers First Kiss. Now there's Strangers Undress Each Other. Interesting concept... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKZa-Kb4Nng
    FuSoYa FuSoYa 18-21, F Aug 20

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    Looking at the world from my rearview, Searching for an answer up high, Or is it all wasted time. Everything is crumbling around me, Feels like the ending of the times, Or is...
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M Aug 26

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    We went from strangers to friends to bf & gf 😍😘💏 to exes and back to strangers again . 😕
    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I might suffer all of this but since you all are strangers I don't see reason why I should go into detail about the depth of it all. I think that what I'm sharing with you about...
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    When I was 5 years I suffered from reoccurring cysts. They where about the size of goose eggs, and one time it gave a very hi fever. The Doc suggested I have it lanced to relieve...
    henryal henryal 41-45, M Aug 27

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    And I love him to bits. For years I have been looking at photos of dogs and wished I could one day get the opportunity to own one. From the age of 7 I had been asking dad on a...
    iKitKat iKitKat 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    Chances. Connor. Tall, geeky, christian, smart, funny, blue eyes, handsome, yeah I had the pleasure of meeting him. 4 months ago we met, nothing amazing said hi, talked a bit...
    thatgirleveryday thatgirleveryday 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I met him four years ago, we never grew up together so I didm;t see him for what he was: my cousin. Yes I know, gross ******. I know. I know. I always knew. But I have accepted the...
    danee012 danee012 18-21, F Sep 3

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    I Have a Broken Heart I met him four years ago, we never grew up together so I didn’t see him for what he was: my cousin. Yes I know, gross. I know. I know. I always knew. But I...
    danee012 danee012 18-21, F Sep 3

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    I have suffered with CVS my entire life, from age two to now (Im 17). Along the way I've learned how to cope and help my episodes. All these helpful tricks may work for you but are...
    Platinumryan Platinumryan 16-17 Sep 4

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    i am not married, but my girlfriend loves to humiliate me. Last weekend, we were at a bar in downtown Omaha dancing and having fun when, just as I went to put my hands around her...
    grendelll grendelll 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Okay so when I make food for people in the house I don't get thank yous. I made food last time for everybody, and I didn't get one thank you. So I made me breakfast this morning...
    OutOfTheOrdinary OutOfTheOrdinary 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I have regular dreams about being naked or almost naked. The thing is though, I always get seen this way by people, in these dreams. Sometimes it is just a few people and sometimes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Basically, I'm stuck. I like this boy, and he's told me he likes me but I haven't admitted it yet. However, I don't want a relationship at a young age again having already...
    emilyjones987 emilyjones987 13-15, F Aug 23

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