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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. 78 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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    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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    Plutonianbabe Plutonianbabe 18-21, F Apr 25

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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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    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

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

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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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    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 will have to change myself at any cost.If I didn't I will keep suffering.I want to stop blaming myself for everything.I don't want to be sensitive anymore, just want to gain more...
    genuineangel genuineangel 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I find myself helping and caring for others and always forgetting I need some time to help myself so that I'm not overwhelmed.
    nena47 nena47 22-25 Oct 29

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    I love helping and supporting others if anyone needs someone to talk to . I'm here! I'm not a prev like some guys on here I'm a really really nice person I promise :)
    tabsbad123 tabsbad123 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Oh dear this could take a while lol ok.. 1. I love to talk just as much as I love to listen. So you may get interrupted - but that does not mean that I want you to stop talking...
    Notthatkindofgirl Notthatkindofgirl 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    Hi, Im Holly DeHart from Bedford Mass, I am 19 years old, and I am reaching out to you because I want to make everyone more aware of what rare cases of addictions to this drug does...
    HollyD23 HollyD23 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Sometimes life becomes too much for me to handle and it's easier to view myself and others as objects. Mostly myself. If I am just an object, nothing matters. I can drink all I...
    neverlandgirl22 neverlandgirl22 22-25, F Nov 7

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    I'm a walking paradox. I'm the girl you never fully have in your grasp. It's not intentional, it comes naturally. I gives pieces of myself to others. I can find the good in...
    Soltanto Soltanto 18-21, F Nov 4

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    I am because I wonna be just like jesus I want to be able to accept any body and everybody no matter what the deal is cause jesus accepted me always trying to judge myself before...
    DangBobby DangBobby 18-21, M Nov 8

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    I love to touch and play with myself when no one is home!! My problem is once I get started in the morning sometimes I play with myself all day long!!! I swear!! I love it!!! I...
    Coffeetyme Coffeetyme 41-45, F 31 Responses Oct 31

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    I can't stand myself at times. I'm selfish and cruel. I don't want to be those things but I can't help myself. I wish I could stop
    WearyBeautyLeah WearyBeautyLeah 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I really can't help myself. I'm a sex addict
    Deviantdarksubmissive Deviantdarksubmissive 31-35, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    My third anniversary on EP was in August 2014. I am a bit behind. You know how life keeps you busy. So it is time for me to share what I have learned in this past year. I hope you...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 6 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    They're truly trainable. You could give them Recommendations and they might get it completed Anytime attainable.Web promoting is as cost-effective as you ensure it is, and there...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Explaining yourself. Don't understand why the hell is it required in first place? Why anyone needs to explain anyone about anything. Your action speak louder than your words. So...
    thesnug thesnug 26-30, M 14 hrs ago

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    And it has started to eat away at my soul. I can't stand not being able to achieve my own expectations so I try to delude my self and others while I rot inside with guilt. I don't...
    In100years In100years 18-21 14 hrs ago

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    i really do love helping others , even if i would give them something i really need , i find helping others opens a new world of love and helping as i'm going to be an example of...
    halaalmurbati halaalmurbati 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    Helping others is one of the best dreams one can think of. Someone helped me as well and I was really happy.... how can I forget people like that..they make you feel that you are...
    Rosalindaag Rosalindaag 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 14

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    “I call this an amazing life we’re all living.”Possessed By Paul JamesIt’s sweet and bitter, constantly felt and occasionally understood. The foundation of...
    GoodSignMan GoodSignMan 26-30, M Oct 28

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    If anyone needs advice on anything or simply need a chat to make them feel better, message me. I hate seeing people so upset and i just want everyone to be happy. Dont bottle all...
    daintyduck daintyduck 16-17, F 17 hrs ago

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    I always put my friends before myself and I love doing it because I love helping others and it makes me feeling good .......but lately with my depression and bad anxiety it's been...
    Vaughn37 Vaughn37 18-21, M 7 Responses Nov 4

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    I've always gotten considerable satisfaction on helping others whenever practical and possible..we all need a helping hand from time to time..and what goes around, comes around...I...
    SouthernItaliano SouthernItaliano 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 29

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    i have this URGE that when i see someone in pain or whatever it may be that requires support or just a shoulder to cry on i feel it is my obligation & duty to help or i cant live...
    Bayzoo Bayzoo 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 10

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    I Still Do BUT....... since childhood i ahve in a habbit of helping others....it started by helping my immediate family and the habbit grew later on. some people take advantage...
    Pseudo69isback Pseudo69isback 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 11

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    I do believe in helping others. Here's what is happening after 4 years of caring, listening and helping a friend. I believe i am being lied to. In a big crazy story. The friend is...
    pennekerosa pennekerosa 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Throughout my life I have enjoyed helping others. I always try to help those who need it. I have learned sometimes the best help is lending a ear to listen and a shoulder to cry on...
    ObserverOfLife ObserverOfLife 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 28

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    My life has been filled with tragic moments, I've been to the lowest point where nothing seemed to matter, I've been depressed, I would be lying if I said I don't still have...
    ihatemypclife ihatemypclife 16-17, M Oct 30

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    I rescued Cocoa bear (the dog) first hand from the clutches of a meth house that notoriously had dogs killed almost daily. Little did I know, he was the one rescuing me. I also...
    arlenetan arlenetan 26-30, F Nov 14

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    About ten minutes before closing time (at about ten:50pm), the landlord will ring a bell and will convey to persons to purchase their final drinks (typically stating "Very last...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 17

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    I'm not going to lie :) helping others feel like money. And I feel rich when someone is being helped without being able to ask anything in return. Does that just sound like you...
    LittlePointeShoes LittlePointeShoes 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I TRUELY enjoy helping others with whatever it may be! Today I'd like to help someone in SW Michigan that are short of money and need a hair cut! Anyone interested? The price is...
    BigE47 BigE47 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I like helping others & giving advice. But others don't wanna do the same for me.
    dancedesire dancedesire 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 13

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    I get really happy when I help others Not just my friends and family but also those who I don't know It just warms my heart to think of the idea of helping someone! :)
    Anne678 Anne678 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    I feel great after helping others. We ( H and I) used to help our neighbors sometimes hospitalization, cash, buy medicines or gave foods until now we still do but, sometimes I feel...
    Lakee112812 Lakee112812 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 16

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    Those of us who are the eldest child apparently have a pattern of helping others. I have learned through trial and error to ask first "are you venting or asking for help". Many...
    SheepYard SheepYard 51-55, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    You cant damage me now. Maybe later because you scheme to conquer but not now. Right now i see my caring as better than your need to look better than me. Me could have left...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    The best part of practical life is I got to do most of important things in my life by myself.
    AbhishekSingh33 AbhishekSingh33 31-35, M 9 hrs ago

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