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I Have Too Much Empathy and Guilt

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm learning not to care much about other people. They rarely care themselves.
    DeGustibus DeGustibus 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I love the feeling I get when I've completed everything I've been procrastinating about, so when I finally relax, I don't feel subconsciously guilty!
    SunshineSplash SunshineSplash 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    It's a scary place in there ... But maybe that's why I like it so much. *evil laugh*
    UndeadGirl13 UndeadGirl13 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I hate how much I cry, how I can make myself cry with a single thought. I cry because I feel bad for little meaningless things I do but I treat them like evil deeds. I cry because...
    BriarRose96 BriarRose96 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    Way too much that sometimes i get confused if something really happened in real life or it's just something that i fantasized or imagined. I guess it's also the reason why i get...
    katnis21 katnis21 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    I have so much on my mind right now. Can't think straight or know what's all in my head. It funny that I'm calm but cannot fall asleep. Issues. So many in my life.
    algezebra algezebra 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    I think it's not normal... Whenever I have a problem with someone, instead of talking to him/her for solving the problem, I keep arguing in my own head... Even after talking to the...
    Mikala88 Mikala88 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I live in my head WAY too much. I haven't really gotten much sleep over the past 2 months because my mind won't let me relax. My mind just keeps racing all my stressful thoughts so...
    KeepItSimple98 KeepItSimple98 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    After much consideration based on the people I've met recently I guess that I really do expect too much. Honesty, openness, acceptance, trust, communication, mutual understanding...
    BrandysGood BrandysGood 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    Is it bad that I care too much about people who are in my life, or have been in my life?
    JonnySlackMallon JonnySlackMallon 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    You know you work too much when you ask for a day off and your boss asks, "are you okay??" 😝
    Recklessdesires Recklessdesires 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 22

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    It's 5am and if only time wasn't so slow or something awesome just happened to me, I might feel a little better. F***!
    JK7448 JK7448 22-25, F Jul 22

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    I was yours and you were mine I lost you to something that I couldn't fight Suppose that I was there that night Suppose I ripped my heart out and gave it all to you Would you...
    aaronsevenseven aaronsevenseven 13-15, M Jul 22

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    I don't know, I been told I think to much. Sometimes that may be true, but on the other hand some people don't think enough.
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    I think to much when I don't do anything.... so I do as much as I can do so that I don't think much
    OGeee OGeee 22-25, M Jul 21

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    i think to much about every little thing and ended up overwhelmed, undeceive, sad, confused, lonely and I don't know what to do. except lay in bed and cry until I fall asleep. why...
    ShortPretty ShortPretty 18-21, F Jul 20

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    I'm staying with my aunt and uncle, cousins and brother in a hotel room. The air conditioning is making the room really cold, and the TV is on. I can't sleep with noise...but I'm...
    winglessdove winglessdove 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I have too many wondering thoughts. I need to start a filing system to organize all of the craziness that flows threw my head. 😳😳😳 yikes
    Charper44 Charper44 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    That horrid moment when you think you talk too much and then send an essay for a text message. Aaaahhhhh!!!
    Xtinabytch Xtinabytch 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Well I guess I'm just going to use this topic as a venting tool so here it goes why is that it's so dam hard to meet friends and women I have tried difficult avenues to do this and...
    readytofeelwanted readytofeelwanted 41-45, M Jul 18

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    Want to be taken home now. And loved by both genders. But no home. And too picky. And possibly sick.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I really do, and I may be a hypocrite to be saying this, but here it goes... Why do we so willingly agree to be ruled by our devices? What good will they do us in the end...
    Icrossmyheart Icrossmyheart 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    You know what the funny part is? My paranoia often makes my fears come true. If I ask if I'm annoying you, evacuate the premises IMMEDIATELY. My fear of annoying you will...
    ladhes ladhes 18-21, M Jul 17

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    I'd rather have someone teach me why something went wrong and then get it right next time instead of already understanding why it went wrong but can't do anything about it because...
    SkyBeaST SkyBeaST 18-21, M Jul 17

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    1chuck2 1chuck2 31-35, M Jul 16

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    My story began and each day is a different chapter although it's climax was simply a twist in my story that turned out to be my new beginning I Look up at the sun wonder how...
    aaronsevenseven aaronsevenseven 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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