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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. 93 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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    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'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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    Dreambrother Dreambrother 18-21, F Apr 25, 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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    Codependant. But wise.

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

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I didn't realize how much I hate myself. I'm always comparing myself to others and I'm used to reminding myself that I am an awful person. I don't think that's working out for me...
    AltF4 AltF4 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    sometimes in the midst of helping.other s I loose myself. Ybut on the other hand I help myself throigh helping others. the advices i give them are usefull for me too
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    More than i like helping myself! Sad but true!!
    Glorisel87 Glorisel87 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I see any emotion as weakness in others eyes, if I need help I will help myself. I spent to much time relying on others to be disappointed again when someone lets me down. To many...
    Georgedinozzoo97 Georgedinozzoo97 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am trying my best Day 3. Here we go.... I'm thinking what's the meaning of life too? I think learning to love myself and others... This will be a life long journey that I must...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F Apr 1

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    I do but this feels kinda wrong. Today has been a good day overall. Nice weather, good day at school. Some beers n weed. The girl I have off and on dated is coming out with me...
    thongluvr582 thongluvr582 31-35, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    The greatest reward in my life would be to *finally* have the ability to be myself, regardless of what others think.
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Is it wrong for me to worry and care too much for people? I mean I love helping others, i really do, I don't mind it at all, but, I'm starting to realize that I worry too much and...
    Ki123 Ki123 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I do enjoy helping others very much - hence I recently joined EP. The problem is that I get such crazy messages that I'm not sure if some of them are really true or if they are...
    BeKind444 BeKind444 41-45, F 10 Responses Apr 7

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    i wish i could just help others all the time. All i ever want is to do good for others out there. Like from helping them with problems to helping with poverty. i don't care what...
    internationalkoala internationalkoala 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Helping others is something I really like to do. I often ignore myself when doing that.. I help people even when I am very sad myself. I became a volunteer firefighter to help...
    Miridia96 Miridia96 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I love helping people. It's my favouritest thing to do in the world. It makes me happy. But lately, I haven't been able to help many people.. Because I haven't been happy myself. I...
    Mikilfaith Mikilfaith 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I have always been a broadminded easy going guy who tried to see the best in any one and always willing to give people a second chance . I love helping people simply for the...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M Apr 7

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    I genuinely enjoy helping others. Intrinsically motivated, I don't hope for anything in return. I will actually take the time to help you (if I think I can actually offer guidance...
    Ragoo7 Ragoo7 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I enjoy helping others and im the one who really needs help i hide my problems and feelings and i try my best to help others 😊
    iqra765 iqra765 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 1

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    I feel scared.I feel anxious.I don't have a very wide vocabulary to describe it but on a scale of 1- 10 I would give it an 8 or 9. Everyday I live in fear.If you ask me why, I...
    blackmoonbrother blackmoonbrother 18-21 Apr 8

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    Here I am, an empty canvas that blends in with any color splashed on me, my whole life has been all about adapting but I had no identity. It was like I was lost in an ant farm of...
    DragonAcid DragonAcid 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Im always helping ppl wen ever i get a chance ........ The funny thing is tht i need the help the most but i put my problems behind nd help others never give up stay strong no...
    ThisIsMe987 ThisIsMe987 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    You all say that you enjoy helping others. But, what if I told you all that just by joining a group that you could help EP out a lot?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 29

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    I do not how many people I have helped through my music. My music is weird and tells stories. I have watch artists paint and draw pictures of what they feel when they listen to my...
    ghyschur ghyschur 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I grew up watching the world and how it works. When I was a kid the guys who mowed the lawns of the apartment complex were gettin beaten down by the hot sun so I asked my mom if I...
    FeelAgain FeelAgain 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I was at Dubai creek last night. A man staggered past me. Worried he may fall, I just followed him. And as I expected he lost his balance. I ran to him, held him safe and helped...
    olimurugavel olimurugavel 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    if you could help... that means you have the ability to lend your hands out..... not Iike the other people....always expect something in return when they are helping people with...
    christinelim819 christinelim819 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    A few days ago at work I helped a lady find her tablet which took a while and quite a bit of walking. When she left with her tablet I was frustrated and angry that she wasted too...
    ForeverALoser ForeverALoser 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I wouldn't say I always have a right solution to something, but that doesn't mean that still can't help with something. I think I've been helping people with all kinds of problems...
    Dylanhgh Dylanhgh 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    There is this girl that I am friends with and we worked together at a care taking type job where we worked with developmental disabled people.Mostly when I am madly in love with a...
    EmptyBlack EmptyBlack 31-35, M Mar 23

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    After I've settled myself and gotten my life back on track I really want to find a way to support men who are in the situation in was in. It's a very dark place to be in and it...
    RobertE22 RobertE22 31-35 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Wish i could do More....helping people is so important to me, i always think about how i would feel if i was in their place...
    Contrarthodox Contrarthodox 26-30, F 8 Responses Apr 13

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    So couple days ago a guy asked me if I liked him I couldn't bare to tell him but then he told me he liked liked me.... And tonight I asked him if he was lying that night he told me...
    maddog1000 maddog1000 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    I am a person that does not accept help because I feel like bothering everyone... but I love to help others. That is why I became a volunteer firefighter. :) If you ever need to...
    Miridia96 Miridia96 18-21, F 13 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sometimes I'd rather risk myself than see people drenched in their troubles and sufferings. We're only human beings with capabilities reaching so far, but if we think we're capable...
    DrapesOnFire DrapesOnFire 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    A few months back I felt lost. But something strange happened and since then I've just wanted to break free from the shackles of my poor health, college and job. It went a little...
    ThomasBulloch ThomasBulloch 18-21, M Mar 23

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