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I Have Too Much Empathy and Guilt

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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 5 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Sometimes do u ever wonder why people don't like you? Ever since little u could never find friends. People always bully you and one day you found this one person who cared so much...
    fragmentsoftheheart fragmentsoftheheart 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    I can't sleep without music playing in the background; the volume is always on the same number. But tonight it's just too loud. It's overbearing and making it worse. But why is it...
    thisgirl92 thisgirl92 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    i have school tomorrow .. 5 exams .. !! its 12:30 am and i have to wake up 4:30am ... i cant sleep ... am kinda worried .. and thinking about many things .. and having a headache...
    Rwnn Rwnn 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 4

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    Drinking wine,all asleep,earphones plugged,gazing the night,trying to feel the new year,reminiscing 2014,thinking my plans this year.ugh. It sucks. And now I'm here typing this...
    AngelsBroughtMeHere AngelsBroughtMeHere 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    This is currently my problem, sometimes it's like their are so many thoughts in my head at once that it feels like I am thinking about nothing at all. (Sounds weird I know but it's...
    AlyMarie1 AlyMarie1 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    My last experience was the worst cuz my boyfriend left the country then a week later he told me and we broke up. My heart melted for weeks. A month after that he died from a...
    bebaprieta3 bebaprieta3 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    I just done my studying so tired
    crazylover54 crazylover54 13-15, M Jan 19

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    I don't like how your heart wants something but then your mind says something else... And sometimes you listen to your heart but then it doesn't always come true so u stop...
    fragmentsoftheheart fragmentsoftheheart 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I don't know if that's good or bad because my mind is always working hard producing different questions and learning facts I can't help it I overthink a lot! About everything
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    Mounting irritability- the days are beginning to wear on me.. I doubt the tension will ease, it will only take a major break to relieve. I'm finding faults in every situation...
    Liliumx Liliumx 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    great! it's 4.42AM and I can't sleep! I'm going to miss morning classes again! and then cry about it later :/
    angelcares angelcares 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    5:50 AM!! Mr Sleep..I'm waiting for u :/
    angelcares angelcares 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    this is my problem right now and pretty much every night.. I have too much on my mind and I can't sleep and it sucks...
    Louder4life Louder4life 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    I can't lie. For one, I'm a bad liar. And when I do lie, and it's a big one, I hold a guilty conscious over my head and I can't get over it for a while. This is why I don't lie...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 9

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    Well as you may know I sleep too much. I still sleep too much maybe not up to 14 hours any more yeah! But still much. So I'm going to try to set a goal to decrease my sleep...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I'm really fed up right now. I'm missing someone who I thought wanted to see me as much I do him but now I'm not so sure. He's lacking communication and ignoring questions. Well...
    marsbar38 marsbar38 31-35, F 6 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I have the tendency to think too much. It always gets me into trouble. I wind up taking on too many things.
    SKDel SKDel 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I think bout how I use to be and how I am now and I think I liked how I use to be more. But like I like how I am now to, sometimes I feel myself drifting back to my older was or...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F Jan 5

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    I have started thinking too much about my relationship. He is not very romantic or he is not a person who would make feel special..he doesn't even talk to me much but all these...
    kk2326 kk2326 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 12

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    Putting it bluntly, love sucks. It hurts way too much. It is painful. Beyond anything that a person should ever have to deal with. I was in love once. Even though I was 19, it was...
    ManinNY ManinNY 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    Or maybe it's not enough. I forget. But is there really such a thing as thinking too much? Is that even possible? Is that anything like "asking too many questions" because I...
    browneyedgurl13 browneyedgurl13 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    I think that life is full of pros and cons with literally every aspect. With that, thinking too much can't be any different. Obviously, it is good to think things through, and do...
    scottishboyo scottishboyo 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I've found there to be two situations where this applies; the first is when I sit and think, analyse and evaluate situations and then work myself up to the point where I no longer...
    Reapixx Reapixx 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I have ADHD but most of the time it isnt things around me that distract me, its my thoughts. I have these thoughts that lead to others and others creating this weird web of kind of...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't understand people...I don't understand myself...I try to make sense of things and then I only confuse myself more. I think more than I should and recall things I should not...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I do as well, I feel like if I keep thinking too much at night, I can't fall asleep, but I don't want to think, I just want to sleep
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I smoke way too much even more when I'm stressed . I smoke about 2 packs a day .
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M Jan 2

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    I wouldn't say too much....but a lot lol
    iridesca iridesca 22-25, F Jan 2

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    Far too much. I should spend my time doing more productive things. Work, for example.
    lostluxray lostluxray 70+ 1 Response Jan 4

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    Maybe I should have let him take me. Should have let him fool me, take me away from here but I guess running away wouldn't solve it all. I think he knew that I would never choose...
    ShakenButNotBroken ShakenButNotBroken 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I sleep too much! I hate that I'm not a go getter no more. I'm experienced, degreed intelligent but all I want to do is shut out the world because of fear of rejection. I sleep 12...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 5

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    People see me as this quiet person. I am quiet but only to people that I'm not conformable with. So once I'm used to someone (I get used to people online quicker than in real life...
    rcmh171822 rcmh171822 18-21, F Jan 5

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    i think its wonderful if we could find someone who could actually listen to us and share their thoughts with us. i am a married lady who marry with the intention of sharing every...
    wanderess wanderess 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    IF I HAD "TIME MACHINE"..........MY GOD!!! THAT WOULD BE SO COOL.............FIRST OF ALL I WOULD SHAKE HANDS WITH DINOSAURS.....MOCK THEM AND RUN......AND WOULD GO IN FUTURE TO...
    noahryan noahryan 18-21, M 6 Responses Jan 7

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    Way way too much! Often late at night. Often at my most tired. So frustrating:(
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 10

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    Dont you sometimes think that you overthink things.If you dont get me let me give you an example how ridiculous it is to think about thinking too much right :) Well anyway i think...
    thehman731 thehman731 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    i think too much holy ****
    callmesavxo callmesavxo 18-21, F Jan 17

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    I think too much of nonsense things. I'm just wasting my time on that stuff. I just want to be motivated, but i don't know how to start with it.
    isahruth isahruth 18-21, F Jan 19

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