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I Help Myself By Helping Others

When you're down the best way to get back up can be helping another. 111 People

    Most days I feel lost.

    I am so happy with my life, but others are not. I take so much for-granted and I hate that about myself. I want to give all I have to making others live in a better place. I want to have faith in the world I live in. I want to know my life has meaning. I do not need money, I do...
    elizedge elizedge 22-25, F Dec 8, 2013

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    Ok here's a longish story.

    ..I was in a relationship for 10 years, almost got married but didn't (that's a separate long story). I found out I was pregnant about 6 months after starting said relationship with him. We had disagreements but everything was great overall, it was still lust I guess during my...
    XmeImthrough XmeImthrough 36-40 Dec 28, 2013

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    I've been through so much

    that I feel as though my experiences can possibly help someone else. I'm all about helping other people and passing along my knowledge. I feel good knowing others can learn from me vice versa.
    Dbell1101 Dbell1101 22-25, F Feb 12, 2014

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    Codependant. But wise.

    Made it this far. By refusing to go tough love. Thats wise.
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Mar 10, 2015

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    The Bodhisattva - The Path of Compassion There

    comes a time on a souls’ life path where the sense of self awakens and expands to such a degree... where ones heart become so open and sensitive... that one begins to acutely feel and know the pain and suffering in this world. When one sees and feels the inter-connections and...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 1 Response May 22, 2014

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    When the boss is in a bad mood everyone gets

    pizza or donuts or something, because nothing helps my mood out at work than having satiated, cooperative employees.
    EntrepGuy EntrepGuy 22-25, M Feb 12, 2014

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    And now i have a feeling it's gonna destroy me.

    I met a guy online. Not in any way is it romantic , just that I'm a friend in need basically. He's 15 years old and suicidal. I practically expanded his life to a week. I'm dreading the end of the week. I don't want him to die, I care about this stranger , and I can't do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    Dreambrother Dreambrother 18-21, F Apr 25, 2014

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    i have this thing with me

    where i feel as if helping others is the only thing that leaves me feeling happy and proud. its the only thing that fills me with that long lasting warmth and helps me forget about my depression for that short while.
    5203am 5203am 18-21, F Mar 11, 2014

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    Rejuvenation

    I've found that physically "giving back" to my community as a volunteer or an extra set of hands makes ME feel good.  I've moved around a lot, and participating in a community event is a great way to meet people, and to make new friends with similar interests.  Giving...
    AnnOnimus AnnOnimus 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2010

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    I'm always so ******* alone and it's nobody's fault but mine. I can't seem to help it. I'm trying not to keep so much to myself, but it's only getting worse. I'm sorry.
    kaleidoscopic21 kaleidoscopic21 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    This year I promise to volunteer on some organizations to help others. That would be awesome. Who wants to come with me? Let's help others who are in need. God bless everyone!
    cjg1289 cjg1289 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Especially on EP I love to just comment on topics and give people advice because everyone deserves a helping hand, nobody should ever have to wander through the darkness of their...
    ihaveaname99 ihaveaname99 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Holy sugar n*pples you guys are awesome! EP has its creeps and trolls but I'm so thankful for the rest of you guys! I've gotten some of the best advice here and I love interacting...
    GoldenRoses GoldenRoses 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    If it is possible and I don't mind helping other people if they need help.
    john9421 john9421 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am mostly proud of who I am. There is no need for me to look like some celebrity just by taking steroids, work out, or anything like that. I would rather just be myself.
    Shanmaro Shanmaro 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Write about your experienceI hope someone will help me. I'm a medical student who lives in Gaza *****. I need a lot of books for my study, but they're expensive and really hard to...
    Salamat123 Salamat123 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Well my major is social work so that is my passion is helping others honestly it's what I live for and why I was put on this earth I feel. It's not for people to like me or think I...
    Bleach1443 Bleach1443 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hello everyone. I'm Meg. I offer myself in all honesty. Some things I will say may not be accepted readily, but we are all on this journey together. I hope that I can learn...
    MegBrady MegBrady 31-35, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    If you need any help, emotional support about any problem I'm a really good listener and if I'm not online on here you can find me on http://www.7cups.com/12758964 it's a app that...
    PSOM PSOM 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Lately, especially the last year, I've come out of a shell. Whereas I use to feel deep in the midst of my angst lately it's become less and less. Something I can say I never...
    boompowsplat boompowsplat 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was told as a child that helping others is one of the best things ever. I think my mother's words rooted way too deep. I'm so helpful that I just cannot say no. I'll feel so bad...
    Abi936 Abi936 22-25, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I feel that most people in my life are only there due to convenience. I don't feel any "bond" or connection with even my closest friends and family anymore. I know it's my fault...
    Sparklyblueunicorns Sparklyblueunicorns 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I do... but I only do so if they appreciate it. I really love helping others but sadly people take it for granted... and take me for granted.
    Miridia96 Miridia96 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I will admit I do believe in Christ, His miracles, and what he was trying to each us. . . We need to love each other (and if for some reason you cannot, then you need to at least...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    In 2006, I had to have a hip replacement, I was in the hospital, the surgery did not go well, and I was in a lot of pain. As the doctors had fractured my right knee during surgery...
    darlingrose darlingrose 70+, F 11 Responses a week ago

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    I love helping anyone. Weither it be someone just needs to vent I'm here. No one should have to face things alone. It's always nice to have just one person who will just listen...
    crimsonrosebud crimsonrosebud 18-21, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I am a recovering male anorexic who has been in outpatient therapy since March of last year. Back in June, I wasn't improving at all, and was starting to get very sick. It got to...
    Caridinals21 Caridinals21 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    its not my duty to help others most people dont even appreciate if you ruin your life with negative thoughts sad thoughts bad for you do what ever you want to do
    lostpagesofM lostpagesofM 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    As long as you are best person you can be no one can ask for more
    polylove0210 polylove0210 18-21, F Jan 31

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    After worrying how I, who have nothing by myself, can help people, another good chance came to me just tonight. My dorm friend A don't have the keys and the dorm office already...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Need-Help/7570495 Please read this link from randomgirl42 who's on EP and would really appreciate it if you could help her out
    HELLONWHEELZZ HELLONWHEELZZ 18-21, F Jan 30

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    I just helped somebody. Uhm.. actually not people. They're cats. Stray cats in my dorm area. I just came back from the canteen bought a chicken dish and sardines for my lunch and...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 30

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    I'm my own worst critic. I'm my own worst enemy. I hate myself more than I could ever hate another human being. I know that this isn't a healthy way to live. I know I need to...
    oddpodd oddpodd 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    i really do enjoy helping others and it really does give me a lot of satisfaction and makes me feel good to help others. i know though that i probably need to give more of my time...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I enjoy sending words of encouragement to other people. I send cards can letters by way of the mailbox. I like to try to bring a smile to people who don't usually get smiles from...
    Christine5377 Christine5377 61-65 5 Responses Jan 27

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    I wanna travel to as many foreign countries before my time is up, live among villagers & learn their way of life & language. When I leave to the next destination leave them a load...
    BizarreDreams BizarreDreams 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I'm so Happy today. I got a chance to help one of my friend after so long.One of her family members was in a medical emergency and needed a rare blood group. I am calling people...
    Hazeleyes2010 Hazeleyes2010 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I know I hurt you and caused you pain but it was the only way. We were bad for each other. We were like poison together. Our love was toxic. I really did love you and cared for you...
    Teecee95 Teecee95 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    kind people have helped me and in return I help others. Truly you never know how much what you do affects another person At the same time it is important to give freely and...
    Dw1076 Dw1076 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 25