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I Have Too Much Empathy and Guilt

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    Empathy And Guilt

    Empathy and guilt,I've too much,At times,Drives me crazy,Wish I could change,Would,If knew how!
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 1 Response Apr 13, 2012

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    Absolutely Me......

    This is a group I most definitely can relate to. I empathize very well with others but do feel this isn't to my benefit at times. Like for example, I work in daycare and although I work so hard and do my best by the kids, there are always limits as to how much I can physically...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F Feb 4, 2012

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    Conflictions

    Already, I feel guilty of indulging in this exploration of my empathy and guilt. I feel like I am indulging myself with this notion of empathy. I constantly put others ahead of myself; I feel their emotions and try to help them in every way possible so that they can lead happy...
    oompagirl oompagirl 26-30 5 Responses Jul 29, 2008

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    Why Do I Feel So Guilty All the Time?

    Some days this massive sense of guilt comes over me, its so strong but the strange thing is, its over nothin.  Nothin would have happened for me to feel this way.  I dont no why i have it, have been like this since i can remember.  Sometimes it unbearable. When i...
    Angeleyes777 Angeleyes777 31-35, F 8 Responses Jun 28, 2009

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    American Guilt

    Before I fall asleep, I have near panic attacks thinking about all of the sick and starving children in the world. Nightmares follow. I have so much American guilt.
    Sappynirvanageek Sappynirvanageek 18-21, F Aug 6, 2013

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    Stolen

    I wake up some days and look back on my life and feel horrified by how real everything is. I had a problem with stealing, and addiction. i stole from people close to me. the weird part is right after I would commit these terrible actions, my empathy just pop out of nowhere and...
    Recider1 Recider1 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 4, 2009

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    If I Am Alone Do I Cease to Exist?

    I am so tired.  I don't even know where to begin really.  Maybe I should start by admitting that I am probably the most selfish person I know.  That may sound like a strange way of beginning my story, but it is my one great truth and my greatest weakness.  I...
    cyrustar cyrustar 26-30 4 Responses Jun 10, 2009

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    Living Just Hurts...

    Why is it that I seem to be the only one around me that's like this... Not even anybody else in my large family reacts to things remotely like me. I just have so much empathy towards everything; inanimate objects, animals, insects, things that aren't even there... When I was a...
    HamsterDeity HamsterDeity 18-21 4 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I went into work early this morning because I never went to sleep last night. I was sick of laying there....and being busy is what I do best these days. Now I'm exhausted and...
    Triscuitan Triscuitan 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    Nearly 1:00 in the morning. Too much going through my mind. Grieving and lonely. Tomorrow will be brighter. Tomorrow will be better. If only tomorrow would come.
    handledwell handledwell 31-35, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Sleep eludes me every night.. Not good for someone with seizures sadly this is my life. Too much on my mind is an understatement... I'm glad some people on here are night owls...
    Beanbella Beanbella 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Like today i do t know why i have so much on my mind that i cant sleep even though i am tired i cant
    desirejanice desirejanice 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    God...I'm so tired but can't fall back asleep! I have so much on my mind. I wish I had money, it would solve so many problems! Everyone thinks I'm a money tree and keeps asking...
    lostandlonelyone lostandlonelyone 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    All the damn time even last night these last few days have been a battle just to fall asleep and wake up on time like ****
    jadetumbler jadetumbler 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I've never been able to sleep properly. Even if I go to bed early I always end up thinking and thinking. It's my fav pastime so I cannot do anything but analyzing my day and repeat...
    yetanotherhuman yetanotherhuman 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    It's 2:21 and as usual, I'm awake. Worried and stressing... Thinking and debating....
    shayex3 shayex3 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I really need to sleep. But I feel like writing so many emotions right now. My mind is tingly with ideas. I am having trouble settling my problems I get OCD when it comes to...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F Jul 7

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    Here's the result of pride, my friends... this song infuriates me... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qr5t9mi39E
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M Jul 8

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    Exactly as this heading says.......... It's 1.03 am and I am wide awake!
    FluffMcCluskey FluffMcCluskey 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    I really need someone to talk to if there's anybody willing to talk please message me i feel like I'm at the end of my rope
    soulalchemist28 soulalchemist28 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Its like having a thousand voices scream in your ear and how can you possibly sleep with that๐Ÿ˜’... This is like 6 out of 7 days of the week so i guess you can call me the walking...
    verox3 verox3 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    things don't always turn out the way you want them to. And sometimes it's really hard to accept and move on. As I slowly grasp the concept, losing sleep is I guess part of my...
    shellseverywhere shellseverywhere 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Anxiety attacks really suck.
    jaymarkus jaymarkus 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Sundays are the worst for this I swear!
    livemanlive livemanlive 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Thinking and trying to resolve things but why now? 1-6.30 am all I want to do is sleep and forget about it for an uninterrupted 8 hours or so..
    yewus yewus 22-25, F a week ago

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    Sometimes it's not because I can't sleep, but because I don't want to because I'm so absorbed in my own thoughts...
    RedHotCrazyPerson RedHotCrazyPerson 22-25, F a week ago

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    I'm so saaadddddd oh god .
    jejeal jejeal 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Uncertainty... Why me? Is this really happening? This really sucks
    vtec213 vtec213 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    Hmmm... There're too many problem that we have to handle with every single of it ... The dream I wish I could have and expect it to happen seem like forever to me .. I hate it when...
    Mydailylife Mydailylife 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    I'm too quiet in person, but get the feeling I message others too much on line. I'm sorry and it would help if someone talked to me first or managed a good way to tell me I'm...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 10

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    It kind of varies. I care about everything, and then all of a sudden you can throw anything at me and I won't react much as if it takes too much effort. I probably do care at one...
    Katami Katami 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    So the past few years, I've pretty much cleaned up my act. I've basically halted recreational drug use and do immense amounts of work. My goal is get into a PhD program and get...
    tigreemodela tigreemodela 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    I feel like I do so much for everybody.. And they don't even notice. I always end up getting hurt in the end but that never stops me from helping them still.. Sometimes I just wish...
    bebe805 bebe805 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    there is good in all of us ,i think i simply love too much , so much in fact that it makes me feel too ******* sad
    Nichalas Nichalas 22-25, M Jul 16

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    I startes thinking too much when i was 17 an came across dating long distance. Im insecure about my image so i always thought why would she like me if i didnt like me? Whenever it...
    troubledB troubledB 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    There is too much interesting and fun movies and series to watch
    lindahe lindahe 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I need way too much sleep. I can't wake up in the morning because I don't want to. Other nights I can't stop thinking long enough to sleep...
    gingerbetch gingerbetch 22-25, F Jul 2

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    I Use The Internet Too Much!!! ๐Ÿ˜‘... One day without Internet... Feels like a month!!! (Kind of like a year!)
    Dawb183 Dawb183 13-15, F Jul 3

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    I hate how im overly protective, and overly jealous. I get too attached and i end up ******* things up. I loved too much and now i know they felt like i was taking their life away...
    LoveeIsLife LoveeIsLife 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    And it feels like life is passing me by. I aspire to change this drastically in 2-3 months. It's going to happen. It needs to happen. Life isn't all about money. If anything...
    aburns aburns 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    This is when I get hurt, I am a very emotional person with a lot of feelings! I can get attached to someone very quickly! Sometimes I realise but other times i dont until i get...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    i dnt know why today my mind wandering too much ?
    shiva76 shiva76 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I don't know why but I am too much into watching philosophical movies and feel like knowing so much about people. I have lost the sense of being "ignorant and unaware". Now it...
    unexpectedtraveller unexpectedtraveller 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I don't know what to do. My eyes are hurting badly. I am crying too much. Nothing seems to help me. I want to stop crying and escape from depression. I want to live normal life. I...
    themosthated themosthated 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Way way too much. I'm constantly worried about something, or someone
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F Jul 13

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    i can just express my feelings and opinion and just everything through writing, i'm really bad at talking about what i think and feel. often people think i'm lazy or don't have an...
    wanderingwoods wanderingwoods 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    It takes me a lot to post something. Many times, I have erased after typing and gone back to reading other posts. I just feel that I am revealing myself too much and that I should...
    Brokenhurricane Brokenhurricane 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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