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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. 95 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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    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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    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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    Codependant. But wise.

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

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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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    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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    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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    Dreambrother Dreambrother 18-21, F Apr 25, 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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    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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    I love helping others - and the environment!
    GlitteryNutFan GlitteryNutFan 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I disagree. I understand why people say this but I think it's a rather arrogant self serving attitude. You think your helping someone, you think you know what someone needs...
    stufy stufy 51-55 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    So I guess this is the place to do it.. Dear Me, You had a pretty great family growing up. All close and nice, sure your sister never was the kindest or most affectionate, but...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Best part about being friendly is helping those who need it! :D
    redbetblue2 redbetblue2 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I love helping people and always say yes but it never occurs to me to ask for help myself - even when I really need it. Because of this I always feel like I have all these one...
    Monostereo Monostereo 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    Helping others is the one thing I can do that keeps me from feeling like a waste of space and time. I can't even describe how good it feels to enjoy a certain activity that you're...
    33person 33person 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I always try to encourage self care for those who need help. I offer a chance to vent, to share. I say good things and try to help in the best way I can but what happens when I can...
    Arkiex Arkiex 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I admire people who help others because I am a helpful and generous person. I believe in helping people when they're down and it doesn't have to be much. If you dwell on...
    Franurtle Franurtle 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    A while ago my ex committed suicide, I was talking to her the day before it happened and I knew how she felt, I wanted to help her but I couldn't and now she is dead and it just...
    ThePiggycorn ThePiggycorn 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I cannot believe I am posting here but I am a genuine real person in need. I am in an abusive relationship and need to get out. He controls all the money. I am in nursing school...
    cmabbott14 cmabbott14 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I do enjoy helping others... But like, I hate it when some people can get super needy/clingy about it. It tempts me to say no just to see their reaction. And I also hate it when...
    Eninferno Eninferno 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am getting happier. Part of that is because I'm a recovering alcoholic and I work with other alcoholics that are just getting sober. Helping others makes me happy!
    BamaChristopher BamaChristopher 51-55, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    The Return of The Invisible Helpers( A story of how I met my wife)The RememberingHmm… Where should this story begin? I close my eyes and open them again, and an information...
    TheAlchemyst TheAlchemyst 26-30, M a week ago

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    I like to help others helping people to fight there addiction problems I also take people from prisons to rehabilitation centres it gives me a sense of purpose also it makes me...
    Vickinlondon Vickinlondon 46-50, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I left the field I have worked in for the past 12 years because I want to do something I'm passionate about. I want to help others. I want to make a difference!
    SunnySideUpsideDown SunnySideUpsideDown 31-35, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    Who am i? i will tell you. I am a very honest person, i also am a smartass, have a very dirty mind and i think a good sense of humor. I don't pretend to be who i am not. I don't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 26

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    I don't ask people about themselves, because I don't want to be nosy. I was always told as a child not to be nosy, and not to ask too many questions. Questions were annoying...
    ItisonlyI ItisonlyI 26-30, M Aug 26

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    I can't even explain about what or why. I'm used to helping people, it's just what I do, but I'm in a new place and I don't even think I can help myself. It's just weird going from...
    layneMac layneMac 18-21, M Aug 26

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    Let me give you an example of why I don't help people (or help in general). We have "magically" gained an extra sheep in one of our fields. The field is secure, so it has not made...
    ItisonlyI ItisonlyI 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    what a wonderful feeling so free such happy days.
    ftx1 ftx1 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    I realized that at one point in our lives, no matter how strong we think we are, we'd still need a helping hand from others. I humbly ask for company. For some friends. I've been...
    zrylism zrylism 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 23

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    I am usually a pretty happy person and I enjoy helping people who need help with something. I have always been taught to love others just like you love yourself and to always treat...
    iamabigtease iamabigtease 13-15, F Aug 22

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    I love helping other people. I Believe that if everyone would just help each other instead of fight, we would be far more happier.
    LoveMeNow2002 LoveMeNow2002 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 21

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    Im so angry. That people who are ABLE to help others in need just dont want to. Whether theyre selfish or whatever the reason it ****** ME OFF. I wish I had my own place/means of...
    purplegirl3111 purplegirl3111 22-25, F Aug 20

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    I have this helpers syndrome or whatever it is called. When I see an old lady carrying heavy bags I always offer my help. Sadly they sometimes don't trust me and say I just want to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Aug 20

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    I love helping people , but , I'm not going to try to constantly help you make you feel better if you wont except my help, I also dislike when all they do is sulk and act helpless...
    sommer02 sommer02 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I'm an almost aggressively opinionated person. As a staunch atheist, far left feminist, and a very outspoken out homosexual I think rights of the minorities is the equality most...
    SolarusXD SolarusXD 22-25, M 6 Responses Aug 20

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    Even just on EP, when I answer questions and I can actually help someone with their problem it makes me feel great! I LOVE being able to help people and especially when I know that...
    GoldenHeart69 GoldenHeart69 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    As the title says i love helping people so if you need help with anything im here :) i am good at helping with most things :)
    Pedroman75 Pedroman75 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you.
    aj32792 aj32792 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    Nope, sorry you're on your own. But could you help me?
    Avetaw Avetaw 66-70, F Aug 19

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    If you ever need someone to talk to, I actually really like talking to people and helping them out. no matter what age or sex :) even if you just need me to listen. I can do that...
    SirHumphries SirHumphries 18-21, M Aug 19