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I Have Too Much Empathy and Guilt

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    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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    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 22-25, F Aug 6, 2013

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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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    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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    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

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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 6 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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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 7 Responses Jun 28, 2009

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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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    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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    ... Is asking to be loved the way I love you too much? :-(
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    And why shouldn't I do that? I don't have friends closer to me right now to tell all the misery and disappointments that I have. They seem busy with their life and they don't give...
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    I think way too much & worry way too much 😩 - I'm just tired.... 😭
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    Laying here watching the time go by, heads pounding, heart hurting, thoughts racing.... I think way too much
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    I take meds for it.......Im okay as long's I take my meds ( which I'm thankful for )
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    When the hotel staff knows you by your first name and you get the free upgrade to the King suite and you don't care, you know you travel to much for work.
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    silverelephant silverelephant 13-15, F Aug 22

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    It feels impossible sometimes to try and please everyone...maybe it's better to not try so much?
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    The moment I realized the Apple computer logo was a direct reference to Eve, who took a bite of fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden, and seeing...
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    I've always cared too much. I'm paranoid about what I say to people because I don't want to hurt them. I care too much about the way I look I care too much about how someone...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    It's almost 3 AM and everything is just flowing in my mind. Too much is going on, I can't just deal with it
    ReemNoctis ReemNoctis 16-17, F 23 Responses Aug 19

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    Any methods of calming down that work for you? please comment ?? it will be much appreciated...
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    yah obviously, I think it is pretty safe to say that the majority of the ppl on EP think to much n it is a great outlet to express ourselves.
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 18

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    some time it feel like like the whole worlds thoughts are being filter through my brain
    etdragonstrom etdragonstrom 18-21, M Aug 16

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    6am... Might as well start the day...
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M Aug 16

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    And that is why I couldn't be successful in a customer service job. I cared too much about the customers' problems and felt badly when I couldn't fix them. When I told many of my...
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    I'm constantly checking myself, thinking too much about what I've done or said. Trying to work out what is true and what is not instead of letting things come to me. I can't stand...
    ItisonlyI ItisonlyI 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 15

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    And again... Learned how to flip a knife around in my hand without hurting myself, I even learned to with my "off" hand... And again I am awake at 2 in the morning...
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    I just got of the phone with a friend. I have made quite a few mistakes and have been quite a nuisance. I have to accept my past, what problems I have and move on. The friend...
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