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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. 68 People

    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

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    Plutonianbabe Plutonianbabe 16-17, F Apr 25

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    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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    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

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    I love the thought of helping people it makes

    me feel nice inside and complete :)
    Fire143 Fire143 22-25, F Jul 11

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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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    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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    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

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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 36-40, F 1 Response May 22

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    I'm moving on with my life. No more cutting, no more failing in school and no more sleepless nights. I'm done
    Frankineedles Frankineedles 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I consider myself a kind and giving person in every way. I gain great satisfaction in helping anyone with whatever needs they have. Whether it's simply an ear to listen to...
    FatNeasy FatNeasy 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    This is the primary reason why I want to become a social worker .. I love helping people and knowing that I was able to be the one they could depend on in their time of need ... I...
    danyel92 danyel92 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I know a lot of people with issues and problems and I enjoy helping them out I battle problems of my own , I use to have anxiety problems back then and prevented me from going to...
    JamilMorton JamilMorton 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I've been through a lot of bad situations in my life so what better way to help myself than to help others? I know when I was in my low point all I wanted was someone who...
    BlurredBeyondTheStarsx BlurredBeyondTheStarsx 70+ Jun 28

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    I see so many people similar to and worse off then me. I want so bad for them to feel better, but I can't do anything. I am terrified that if I say the wrong thing, something bad...
    Guest4111 Guest4111 13-15, M Jun 27

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    Help me think of a way to make myself and others around me happy.
    notsofab notsofab 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Many years ago, I watched an "Ellen" stand up special and she was talking about how funny it is when people get song lyrics wrong. Like the GoGo's "Our Lips are Sealed" becomes...
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 3 Responses Jul 10

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    I want to help people. If you have any problems, you can feel free to come to me & ask for advice in the situation. I just like to help out & make others feel good.
    captainviviana captainviviana 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Annoying habit I want to change..I hate saying it but I'm so obsessed with what people think of me sometimes,with comparing myself to others whether im better or there better than...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    My mum = "What could you possibly do in life, you have no tolerance and no goals. You're a living soulless being". Me = "I'm afraid of people and have anger issues it's difficult...
    GrumpyMe GrumpyMe 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Like last night. It was a really odd night... I had been driving all day... I stopped at another gas station and got back on the road. Then it got dark... And suddenly I felt so...
    LEMONkinks LEMONkinks 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    man.. ive never seen my bestfriend so depressed before.. for the first time she picked up the razor and cut.. in my very own bathroom. i dont even know what to do.. i can i help...
    deadrosez deadrosez 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    PLEASE READ! Non perverted, just for the sake of helping others. EP Link It would be really appreciated you could spear a few minutes looking at this post. It is probably one of...
    HighOnMisery HighOnMisery 13-15, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Enjoy Helping Others.................
    goodnites32 goodnites32 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    1. I would like to travel the world. I LOVE experiencing new cultures. I went to Spain and it was a real eye opener 2. I absolutely love music. Any kind of music. As long as its...
    Butterfly1814 Butterfly1814 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I know I am young. But I am here for anyone that needs it. I won't judge you. I know how it feels to want to die, and I know you are not an attention seeker. Some people have...
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 19 hrs ago

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    since i was small i always wanted to work at a helping center and help people u know like i dont know i just always have liked helping people and stuff through whatever has...
    CallmeShaneyney CallmeShaneyney 13-15, F Jun 29

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    Sometimes I find myself "rescuing" instead of helping. It isn't healthy. Too much responsibility on myself and leaving none for the other party. For the last few months I've...
    breathtakingyou breathtakingyou 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 23

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    There's nothing more satisfying than the feeling of fulfillment and peace when I help people. You get a natural high off of helping others. Here's something I learned a little...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 20 hrs ago

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    Altruism ? You wot ? No such thing as altruism . (That means helping others without personal gain) I gain from helping others because I enjoy it :) !!
    aspiedavid aspiedavid 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I love the feeling of helping people out. Seeing someone smile and happy makes me happy. As a young child I have always went out my way to help my friends and family. Performing...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 28

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    "Self care is your highest duty. You can only get good at helping others when you become good at helping yourself first." ~ Sita Ram
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Jul 2

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    I don't enjoy helping others. I enjoy helping me :-) just me :-)
    wildmare wildmare 66-70, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Once u was abused, i tell u honestly- u will never get over it. Never. You can do a therapy , it will help you to bring all the repressed hurt out but it wouldnt make the abuse...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 14 hrs ago

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    Your ability to help others is a gift that must not be squandered. You have to feed it. Be a person of action when you are confronted with suffering. Don't just sit on the sideline...
    JMAC33 JMAC33 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 26

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    It feels good to do good! Helping others has always been my thing. Unfortunately, some people think they're too good enough for some people, so hey! Their loss! I love offering...
    soupersam soupersam 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    I Love helping people here on EP And in real life i don't do it for the thanks or the feelings or to boost my ego to think i'm a better person then others or for any sort of...
    ILeo ILeo 18-21, M Jul 14

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    I love helping it makes me happy help others if you want to be helped
    Houri Houri 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 26

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    I never ever felt like the need to make fun of others to feel popular or to raise my self esteem. I used to be the one who been into a lot of making fun of. I knew it was cos they...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    Let me say this as just hate me for loving so sincere and have no return treat from the one i am in love with. OK! I found out that my girl friend can walk and protest and do...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 9 hrs ago

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    helping others bring self contentment and satisfaction,love the day in which i got chance to help someone..it feel more human :)
    happyhuman1 happyhuman1 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    Whether it be giving baked goodies to a friend who's having her stress moment at work, giving a homeless kid a bread or a drink I have, helping an elderly cross the street or...
    BakerQueen14 BakerQueen14 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I can't change ever to make anyone like me or do feel comfortable talking with me...i can say that being who i am made others take a lot of advantage of me...but i love helping...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    I'll be honest I don't enjoy helping others, but I do it because it's right. I don't want to be yet another person that doesn't care.
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I love helping others. I actually want to be a missionary when I grow up!
    oneepicboss oneepicboss 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 30