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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. 84 People

    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...
    trappedgirl17 trappedgirl17 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Dreambrother Dreambrother 18-21, F Apr 25, 2014

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    Hey your not all super fit like me :) But I would say learn to love yourself .. Don't compare .. Unless it's fun.. You can't really love others ... Before you love your self...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    I actually hate myself. Im 14 and im 5"7 and i weigh 50kilos. I know that sounds skinny but trust me my bodys so ugly. It sticks out and theres no definition what so ever. It grows...
    zcsund1234 zcsund1234 13-15, M Feb 16

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    And it felt so good and explosive.
    2little2late 2little2late 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    For me it is more about helping myself. I love the feeling of being useful and making the world a slightly better place.
    RuthT RuthT 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I sat across from this older man today while I was on the train. I noticed him looking at me. Later I looked over and he was pleasuring himself under his jacket. I became very...
    Letmecheckyourshorts Letmecheckyourshorts 22-25, F 13 Responses 5 days ago

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    I couldn't help myself after everything that's been going on I just gave in and did it. I feel like I should go back and do it to punish myself for hurting myself but I just don't...
    theultimatesashacourtney theultimatesashacourtney 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I wear diapers already and it is amazing Here is the story of how I needed to wear it I was babysitting my little cousin Lulu And she was wearing a potty training pants she wanted...
    mydiaperismessed mydiaperismessed 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I come so hard when I hump my teddy... I put lube on his belly and off I go... I sometimes edge and hump him for hours other times I just can't help myself and come as soon as I...
    ashie1980 ashie1980 31-35, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Although I'm young, I enjoy helping others a lot. I try my hardest! I've helped many people varieties of age or no matter who they are. I accept most of everyone :) and like to be...
    RadxButxSad RadxButxSad 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    This is something that has plagued me since as far back as I can remember. I have always had low self-esteem, and growing up with a narcissistic mother didn't help. I got teased...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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    I am an honors student and am in the NHS, I like helping people if they can't figure things out. I was also raised on the value of helping others with asking for nothing in return
    tankfan96 tankfan96 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 22

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    I enjoy helping others . But they don't always want helping .
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I love helping others because I was helped as a child and as an adult. There are only a few things I would not do for others. However, those are few an far and in between.
    tallmomwithkids tallmomwithkids 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I am really struggling with regret. I know the past is gone. I know that others opinions are meaningless. But I beat myself up. I have done bad things. I worry most that it...
    thepeanutgallery thepeanutgallery 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    Helping others to help yourself ... What goes round comes round ... One day I may need help .. So today I give help .......
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    I went to the nursing home a few days ago with a friend to visit her grandmother. As they were visiting I couldn't help but notice one of the residents sitting off to herself and...
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M 8 Responses Feb 7

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    I selected the nursing profession to be employed in. I love helping others including patients and others. I have been a nurse for 15 years. I started off as an LPN and have...
    redheadfemale redheadfemale 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 8

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    I really enjoy making a difference in another person's life. It brings me joy that I can use my horrible past and experiences as references to help others and ensure that they don...
    Protonyx Protonyx 16-17, M Feb 22

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    Does anyone ever just randomly think about helping all sorts of people out? I do for some reason that I don't know. I just want to help out most anyone I can. Like the homeless at...
    Cassgirlxoxo Cassgirlxoxo 13-15 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I come on here sporadically but I don't mind helping others. hmu if you need to talk. I'm nice I swear.
    trashspice trashspice 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    yesterday one customer stopped by for gas and asked me if I have any bandage cuz he just cut his finger I saw his finger was bleeding. I went inside the store and grabbed some...
    manwarkhn manwarkhn 41-45 4 Responses Feb 11

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    Whenever I get a chance to help someone else it turns out to be such a huge gift to me. I am so grateful that I love helping other people. I wouldn't have it any other way.
    lovlife777 lovlife777 46-50, M 6 Responses Feb 21

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    Just helping for a good person
    Magicround1 Magicround1 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    At this point in life, when I think of who I was I've been rather selfish! After some traveling and the experience of different cultures I don't want to be like that any more...
    tussilagos tussilagos 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 14

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    I always worry about helping more than getting help
    2b5h 2b5h 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    I had a time when I felt I was at rock-bottom. I was depressed or angry all the time, and even suicidal at times. I was helped out of it, and now I'm in a much better place. Now...
    Totalchaoz2003 Totalchaoz2003 36-40, M Feb 18

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    1) I volunteer at an animal shelter. 2) I worked at a daycare. 3) I'm 17. 4) I feel lonely and broken. 5) It's my dream to become an OB/GYN. 6) I love helping others. 7) I've never...
    classAteam classAteam 16-17, F Feb 8

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    Today I helped a blind man across the street. At least I think he was blind. He had the thin metal stick to guide him around (Not sure what the name of it is/It wasn't a cane). I...
    TheNumberEleven TheNumberEleven 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 6

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    I probably will not be able to be right beside you if you need my help, but I will do my best to make you feel like i'm there with you. If you're feeling down, or just want...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 15

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    I know a majority of the people who read this wont really care much but i hope the rest will. I came here to help those who needed it most you could almost say it is my dream to...
    Pedroman75 Pedroman75 13-15, M 5 Responses Feb 16

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    One of my coworkers is always asking me to cover her shifts and help her out and i have done it so many time. I really don't mind, especially when I work one day a week and she...
    maggiemae89 maggiemae89 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    i mean, whenever i find myself in helping mode lol, i switch to people questions, and try to buck them up and give an honest opinion on there matters, so that i maybe can provide...
    LittleCreates LittleCreates 22-25, M Feb 9

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    I have been helping people to know who they are,helping financially,with prayers and am always glad to help in one way or the other. when you help someone you are building your...
    Zinny18 Zinny18 26-30, F Feb 11

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