I Have Such Empathy For Those That Suffer

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    I think that empathy is vital. It's one thing to go through the fire of trials and tribulation; it's a completely different depth of pain to experience it all alone. To me, empathy is identifying what another is feeling, putting aside yourself, stepping into another person's...
    DustToAshes DustToAshes
    22-25, F
    Jan 30, 2013

    Empathy Bred From Cruelty.

    I was very alone, unwanted, betrayed, used, and humiliated when I was young. I wished that those happy occasions would just fade away. I wanted to be left in solitude. Sadly, I was so afraid to watch others happiness. It broke me inside to see the smiles so easily tossed here and...
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    5 Responses Jul 4, 2012


    I have suffered my whole life from autism and post traumatic stress.  I have had times when I could only process the pain I was in, because someone cried  over me , felt my pain and showed me empathy. I have since learned the value of giving empathy to other hurting...
    Sheribiah Sheribiah
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jun 15, 2008

    I Want to Change the World...

    Yes, I grew up being kind of an outcast and incredibly shy. My father was in the military, so we moved around a lot. So when I would make some friends and settle in, i'd end up losing them and having to start over. Since I was always so shy, everyone would see that I wouldn...
    Untappedloser Untappedloser
    18-21, M
    Jul 19, 2009

    I Dont Understand Why People Steer Away So Much From Genuine Sympathy And Chose Empathy As The Holy Grail Of Emotion

    I mean all in all, empathy may allow the ability to experience an understanding of another without falling into the pit of sympathy (the intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another. ) yet if you take sympathy...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2012

    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
    May 23, 2015

    I Hate The Suffering

    There is so much of it there are times I feel like I am drowning in it. Everywhere I turn someone is hurting, all I can do is try and take some of the pain away with a smile, a word of kindness or a gesture here and there.
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    2 Responses Mar 25, 2011


    It takes time to heal old wounds for whoever you are. I have a weakness for children and elderly people and even animals.  Since i am a natural healer I automatically feel for anyone who suffers or those in pain. I am not just talking the ones who are physically hurt but...
    MoonFlower11 MoonFlower11
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 13, 2010


    Today, Osama Bin Laden was killed. I find no happiness in it what so ever and yet I'm surrounded by people who are proud that a man was killed, murdered. I feel agony that the world has become a place in which death is something to be celebrated and rejoiced over. Yes, he did...
    LorGirl64 LorGirl64
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 2, 2011
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