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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Am I going crazy :P ?? Sometimes I feel like crying ... for other people.. :o. Like I was in a normal mood, until I got around, a certain family member . My favorite, always makes...
    AEHeroine AEHeroine 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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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 3 Responses Jul 26

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    My therapist definitely has too much power over me..I can't even bring myself to leave even though I probably should
    StoneWall77 StoneWall77 36-40, F Jul 30

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    People always ask me, why I hardly sleep! Stress, that is the cause. I stress about everything. Can I pay this bill, student loans, keeping the car up todate, etc... I have...
    vbedwell90 vbedwell90 22-25, F 5 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 Jul 26

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    All the negative thoughts appear. What people may think of me. Do they like me? Do they hate me? Do they think I'm pathetic? Do they think I'm a loser? Do they think I'm a weirdo...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    I keep waking up every hour (which sucks so freaking damn much) and school just started, making it all the more suckier. One thing goes out of my mind, another thought decides "OH...
    HollowDreamer HollowDreamer 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    This was me last night. I hate that so much.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Alright, more about me besides my fetish. It is almost 4am and I can't sleep. It's not the "I can't turn off my computer therefore I can't sleep," it's "I have been lying in bed...
    Hairaddict67 Hairaddict67 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 Jul 26

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    Uncertainty... Why me? Is this really happening? This really sucks
    vtec213 vtec213 13-15, M Jul 26

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    some one hmu? I'm wide awake lol
    ipiceno ipiceno 18-21, M Jul 31

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    I rarely get a lot of sleep now, because I usually can't stop thinking of people, or things.
    youtubeninja youtubeninja 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    The worst part is i dont until bed. Or offline. My situation bit. Brains cause analysis. Analyzing society causes sadness. If we remain humane. Or want to. My...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 4

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    "A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow." - Charlotte Bronte
    evhutton evhutton 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    When words fail to express my feelings, tears flow........
    SeeRainbow SeeRainbow 26-30, F Aug 13

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    Silence my loudest cry....
    SeeRainbow SeeRainbow 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I care way too much about my best friend Kira. She means the entire world to me because she's always there for me when I need her and she keeps me staying strong. She's one of the...
    SwiftieGirl SwiftieGirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I am new to this because i never really talked it to anyone, except for one person. They recommended this website to me and I thought "why not give this a try?" Okay, so I care...
    JadeB410 JadeB410 18-21, F Aug 12

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      My name is jocelyn. I am a very troubled teenager. No no nooo. Not that kind of troubled. I'm not suffering from depression or anxiety or anything medically serious. I...
    bitchpleease bitchpleease 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Trying to correct it, because thinking too much is often an excuse for acting too little.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 30

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    Should I be up... like right now... I can't sleep... same as last night, it seems to be commonplace for me to think too much at night. The thinking keeps me awake too. Night...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jul 31

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    Often, I will want to just spill the beans about myself. Something about "purging," I guess. Sometimes, it is good. Many times, it is not. So, the question is: "How much is too...
    hillcountrydeb hillcountrydeb 61-65, F Aug 1

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    I am constantly worried about something alllll the time. I even worry about people too. It's either ridiculous or a good thing, but I don't know, I think it's a bit too much. I'd...
    ificutmyhairhawaiiwillsink ificutmyhairhawaiiwillsink 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    In High School, some girls and boys did not want to hang out with me because they thought I was a bitchy girl that would discriminate others. The girls were always criticising me...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Care too little, you'll lose them. Care too much, you'll get hurt.
    Manzzle Manzzle 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 9

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    The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. Yes, help others; but help yourself too. If there...
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 18-21, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Put a brake on your mind: It is said that one of the most dreadful disease among humans living in 21st century is "Overthinking". As per estimates, an average person has around 70...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 26

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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 Jul 28

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    I hate how I care too much about people when they don't care about me at all
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Jul 29

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    I tend to do too much thinking during these times I'm in the hospital. I'm exceeding my doctors prognosis by about 6 months now and everything seems to be holding steady. Still...
    Kermit1216 Kermit1216 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    It's a weird feeling to feel obligated to help someone. I don't know why I feel that way but I do. It's not as simple as saying I see someone and want to help them. No it's a...
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix 18-21 Jul 31

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    Toooooo muchhhhh Theyre coming to take me away. Because i am a whistleblower. And they are fleecing members. And breaking rules for favorites. And i am disabled. So...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 31

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    Too much. Trying to plan how to cure jerks. Fails most times. Makes me mad. And cramp. And lose sleep.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 31

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    I did it again. I cared too much. This is the second time I've posted about this topic, but it's happened about eleven times where I meet someone, and I start to build feelings for...
    youtubeninja youtubeninja 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I wonder if I ask too much when all I ask for is a little respect.I prefer not asking anything from anyone.I believe in myself and can take care of myself.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I think way too much. Playing random scenarios in my head that will never happen. I'm my own worst enemy.
    Xplictt Xplictt 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    One of those days. Too much of a softie, that's my trouble. ....................................
    EttaS EttaS 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    It's an INTJ thing I guess. It's too much to think about right now.
    blackstr8cuckold blackstr8cuckold 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    Self esteem or a sense of worth is a very fragile thing for me. I am not competent to comment on others' feelings on the same matter, but some words (even if spoken in a different...
    pretender2687 pretender2687 26-30, M 3 days ago