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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. 50 People

    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...
    Dbell1101 Dbell1101 18-21, F Feb 12

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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...
    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...
    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

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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...
    5203am 5203am 18-21, F Mar 11

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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...
    XmeImthrough XmeImthrough 36-40 Dec 28, 2013

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    I Fix You, I Fix Me - Everyone has their own way to cope with problems and sadness. Some people seek out companionship. Some seek out a good book. Some seek out their favorite...
    Mello Mello 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2008

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    loving him is more instinctual than breathing... i truly just cant help myself
    ReneeForever ReneeForever 13-15, F Mar 20

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    All the time I constantly help other people. I don't know if i really expect anything in return, but i guess it would be nice every once in a while. It seems like people are too...
    allierosee allierosee 16-17, F Mar 19

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    I am the nicest to everyone. I just want to have many friends, but I put their needs before mine, and it's really hard to keep up with everything. Recently I have been caring about...
    xcamep xcamep 13-15, F Mar 22

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    You kissed me in the rain. You layed beside me on the rocky clifftop of an undiscovered place, silence soothing me as the edges of the shore, tinged with coral light crashed...
    lilliesmakemesmile lilliesmakemesmile 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I've only been on EP for three days, and it's already helping me with my ongoing battle with depression. Or rather, it's helping me to help myself. I'm the kind of person who...
    xeian xeian 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Here the past few days I've been dealing with a lot of insecurity and self esteem. I was talking with my best friend today and I think I have a really good idea of what I would...
    needinganescape needinganescape 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I am not who I wish to be and I'm terribly upset about it. I constantly compare myself to others and wish I could be like them.
    peppermintleaf peppermintleaf 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Seriously who's going to take me seriously my personality is too contradicting to one another. I have two separate personalities. Brightness : I wish everyone even ones I dislike...
    GrumpyGrouchy GrumpyGrouchy 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    It's so hard for me to love myself. I hate everything about my body, hair, and teeth. I always wear makeup because I am extremely insecure. I'm not that person who complains about...
    sabgonza sabgonza 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I usually enjoy it, but I'm starting to believe that I might be overdoing it since the last time I left the house voluntarily was about 3 years ago. I never associate myself with...
    lacklongafter lacklongafter 18-21, M 7 Responses Mar 30

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    yesterday I couldn't help myself, I was just so down and I had no idea what about. I needed to feel my own body again I guess. everyday I feel so numb to the world around me.
    thelostgirl25 thelostgirl25 22-25, F Mar 22

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    I love waking up everyday knowing that im helping others. Helping them to do what they want to do in life and not what they have to. People are so stuck on living and working day...
    monicadaboss1 monicadaboss1 18-21, F Apr 5

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    It's been over half a year since I cut myself for the first time. I got home from school and had been stressed and as they say "when it rains, it's pouring". I got inside my...
    iSabishii iSabishii 18-21, F Mar 24

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    "Ask and ye shall recieve." I help others because I believe it to be moral behavior, and enjoy it mostly in a 'I'm doing the right thing' kind of way. When I was deciding what to...
    TragicMonkey TragicMonkey 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 28

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    I actually stopped a while back. Not really, like last year after Christmas. It's hard but I did and I'm proud of myself. My girlfriend looked down on me for it, though she has...
    ExileTraveler ExileTraveler 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    I love helping everyone...it's what I do in life and helps me feel accomplished at the end of the day. But, Every now and then I feel weighted down. And that is today. I am helping...
    Anarai Anarai 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 27

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    I absolutely love helping others especially in my family and my friends. I have given birth to children for other families. This is the best way of helping childless couples in...
    momwithcleavage momwithcleavage 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Growing up i liked helping people mostly in high school i would help classmate and friends with social studies homework it felt good helping out plus they graduated :) helping...
    saints56 saints56 16-17 Apr 8

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    I enjoy doing community work at the local reservoir park near me and I help others by just being a team player. I was there a couple of weeks ago with my college and I got praised...
    KBLegendZz17 KBLegendZz17 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Always have a passion for helping people thus the reason I have always wanted to be a nurse. It has been my lifelong dream to be one, and I'm currently in the process of that. Just...
    heyitsmichell heyitsmichell 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Despite having a bit of social anxiety and have been negatively influenced by people around me, I like to help people who need it. Sometimes I've got to break down those barriers...
    Katami Katami 16-17, F Mar 24

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    I am the type of person to put my own problems aside to help someone else. This is simply because i feel as though using my experience and knowledge to help someone else happy or...
    melodyjay melodyjay 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    I'm almost 14. So for some damn silly reason my fûckin father won't renew my gym membership. It was a punishment but I won't go through the details because it's really pointless...
    EpicalWorld EpicalWorld 13-15, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I enjoy helping others. But when is iTunes chance to be helped?
    Moongoddess79 Moongoddess79 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I enjoy helping others. I've have been through much in my life and if I can help someone else through a similar battle then maybe that is my purpose in life.
    bzylady bzylady 36-40, F Mar 23

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    Half the time I can't help or save myself. Instead, I have the ability to help others. I'm here if anyone needs to talk :)
    steffanibette steffanibette 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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    I am a very caring and giving woman, wife, and mom. I love helping others when I can. I love to help my family and friends in anything they ask me to do.
    wifeatdinner wifeatdinner 36-40, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    I really enjoy helping others figure out what they can or should do with their problems. It is nice hearing people do better in their lives.
    anton88 anton88 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 28

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    I absolutely love it helping others just fills me with happiness knowing I've made someone else's life just a little easier or even a lot easier I've known I've succeeded but when...
    Meeppeep Meeppeep 16-17, M Apr 4

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    I like helping people. Emotions can be difficult to sort out and people need others to lean on and support them. I like being that person. I can make people feel better and I know...
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I love helping others my phone is always on because without this I don't have a purpose
    grimesfoster grimesfoster 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Most of the time true joy comes from giving others unselfishly.Sometimes it is giving someone a smile, a helping hand, or a second chance…sometimes it is giving your time, giving...
    ksnit ksnit 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I love helping people in need. I am not posting this for praise or anything of that kind, I just feel the need to share. My husband and I have been having a rough time financially...
    MrsGrisham MrsGrisham 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    But I think I am not really good at it.. Or its just impossible.. People have so many issues.. And all those issues are connected with other people and those peoples issues.. So...
    caramellacrisby caramellacrisby 22-25, F 10 Responses Mar 31

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    I helped so many people in my life ! Helped girls too that went through hard times after breakups and parents divorce and girls issues ! I just love it! I love helping everyone
    dancergirlchicago dancergirlchicago 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    I write this story at an arm's length. The reason being is because of the experience title. I wouldn't Exactly say i "Like" to help others. I- like motorcycles,- I like pizza,- I...
    ambull1 ambull1 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    How to change our Meaningless Life to Meaningful Life:: This story is about a beautiful, expensively dressed lady who complained to her psychiatrist that she felt that her whole...
    moksha18 moksha18 51-55, F Mar 24

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    I like helping people with relationship troubles or anything else except schoolwork of course. I like the feeling after I help them I feel needed I guess.
    OooohJaime OooohJaime 13-15, F Mar 24

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    If I can't be happy, at least I'll feel better about myself in trying to make others happy :-) :-)
    ELSAhugsyou ELSAhugsyou 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    Ukrainian Soccer Player Helps Revive Rival After Scary Collision: Oleh Husyev, a striker on Ukraine’s Dynamo Kiev, was midair competing for a cross when he took a knee to the...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 2

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    1. Pain is part of growing. Sometimes life closes doors because it’s time to move forward. And that’s a good thing because we often won’t move unless circumstances force us...
    EnigmatiK EnigmatiK 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    From cheering people up to doing minor things like helping people with their homework brings me pure joy!
    lilay98 lilay98 16-17, F 7 Responses Mar 20

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    I regularly stop if I see someone pulled over. I have had people be grateful and some rude. Ether way I enjoy helping people.
    Readytorun567 Readytorun567 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 21

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    Many people who go out for drinks end up doing something foolish; some wake up next to a stranger, others attempt something ridiculously stupid and wake up with bruises. When I...
    danii92 danii92 18-21, F Apr 3

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    I'm sorry I'm not who you want me to be. I'm sorry I'm weak. I'm sorry I can't always pick myself up when I fall. I'm sorry that I'm there for you, every minute of every hour...
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F 6 days ago