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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

    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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    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

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    Plutonianbabe Plutonianbabe 16-17, F Apr 25

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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'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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    I've tried to accept myself on countless occasions but it seems every time I do and I be myself around others, I get hurt. I just always feel frustrated with myself and I just want...
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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 Jul 16

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    I really do hate myself, there's nothing worse then knowing that you've completely messed up not just your own life but others as well, constantly letting people down. I always...
    Verix Verix 18-21, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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

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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 Jul 16

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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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    And then almost immediately breaking them :) I want to use my time and my resources and my energy better I want to take reasonable care of myself I want to be as OK as possible to...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Just needing to remind myself of this ... as I've gotten to know people better on here I'm finding myself becoming guarded again. It's interesting to me that with some of my...
    StarLily71 StarLily71 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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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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    I'm not the scared one, my sister is. She is 13 and hates rides and roller coasters. She scares herself by watching ride accidents and says 'it doesn't even scare me' yet when we...
    mollymillymolly mollymillymolly 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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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 Jul 22

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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 Jul 15

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    I enjoy helping others. Its so much to help others in need. Just to see a smile on there face and knowing I helped them and there family! I went on a mission trip last summer for a...
    ShyProdigy ShyProdigy 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 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 Jul 16

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    I have been thro a lot, I know pretty much for my age.. And I hate seeing ppl depressed or sad, I wanna help these ppl, why? Because I was myself depressed and sad.. And sadly for...
    BunnyCoral BunnyCoral 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I don't want money to help others, but if I'm offered a pay check I'll take it not to be rude. But helping people is one of my hobbies, I like to see what people will do with the...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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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

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    I love helping others especially little kids. :)
    loveisgrand loveisgrand 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    I strongly believe in the principle that one can't only achieve what they want by helping a lot of others get what they want
    rosiebloom rosiebloom 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 7

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    I don't find myself "inspiring" or "interesting" but I do feel I have a few good words to say. I have had a lot of low points in my life, but so has everyone else. I am no...
    amcintyre94 amcintyre94 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I don't find myself "inspiring" or "interesting" but I do feel I have a few good words to say. I have had a lot of low points in my life, but so has everyone else. I am no...
    amcintyre94 amcintyre94 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Like people when they see me they're already envisioning myself in some sort of sport. To their surprise I've never played a sport considering I am 6'3 and I have the body to...
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M Jul 12

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    I enjoy giving advice, & helping others in any way that I can. & I usually know what to say to people, but recently someone I really care about told me they are feeling alone...
    Jurniholte Jurniholte 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 14

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    I enjoy helping others, animals, and nature in any way I can. I'm here if anyone needs to talk to someone :)
    WildlifeEarth WildlifeEarth 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I guess I've always been into helping others and am President of almost all the community service groups at my school.
    haileyknight11 haileyknight11 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    I have a passion for helping others It makes me feel good.
    Gator12 Gator12 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    enjoy Helping Others.........................
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I love helping others including my entire family and friends. There is nothing I would not do for them. I have done a very personal request and I am so glad I did. My sister is...
    leslieathome leslieathome 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I Just Love The Feeling I Get When I help Someone With Their Problems And Helping Them Solve Their Issues... But I Cant Seem to Solve My Own Problems ):
    hellothere000 hellothere000 13-15, F 7 Responses Jul 3

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    i have to help my friends and family a lot. i have no problems except for theirs so i end up helping them all the time
    fuckedupall fuckedupall 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I struggle with Depression and even tho I do. I still enjoy giving back and helping other's it makes me feel good like im doing something to know that I can put a smile peoples...
    mina3949 mina3949 16-17, F 5 days ago