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I Value Compassion

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    Mistakes

    I want to share this story, because I can't tell if I am being compassionate or having a lack there of.  My friend had a surgery a year ago.  It was nothing major and I went with her so that she wouldn't have to drive.  She is very paranoid about being exploited by...
    Krypton Krypton 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 23, 2008

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    The Reasons Why.

    When I was battling the toughest year of my life (thus far) people were there for me. I couldn't have made it alone. I was dying. Little by little, my world was ending. The despair, the agony of being so lost ate at me. It was destroying my spirit. It had shattered my hopes, my...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 3, 2011

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    If you have a neighbor

    who is an ******* to you and you cuss him out or get vengeance on him he will only want to further stir up trouble. But if you bake him a cake and leave it at his doorstep he might get taken back and rethink everything, and then the feud will die. Turn the other cheek, hatred...
    danondorf danondorf 18-21, M Jul 3, 2014

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    Right At The Heart

    To me this is something that the world is desperate for. It's too easy to isolate ourselves, to make our world just about ourself, but when we do that, well, at least in my experience, the world becomes the most miserable place. What good is life without purpose? Feel free to...
    Ocarina Ocarina 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2011

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    Compassion For My Father")

    For anyone that has dealt with trauma or pain, I may share a message of hope that someday u may be able to forgive that person for any transgression they may have done against u...this is my gift for u...then, the true healing will come...my gram taught me 2 love my father again...
    starryknight1999 starryknight1999 46-50, M 9 Responses Sep 7, 2012

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    An Admirable Trait

    I guess I have always been compassionate. I somehow knew what others felt, and I just responded to it. There are basic needs that all of us have, in order to survive. For me, being compassionate is just another basic need that I have. When...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 15 Responses Dec 11, 2008

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    I Really Value The People Who Show Me Compassion

    and I reject people who don't show any to me
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jun 20, 2012

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    Compassion Is Free

    It's so easy to give.  It's beautiful to watch. It can heal the pain. I need to remember me.  
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 6 Responses Nov 7, 2008

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    Compassion

    Compassion,It's priceless,I value it,Not in money,But in the way,It makes you feel.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Jan 22, 2012

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    A Way Uplift

        Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. ~ Benjamin Disraeli If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~ The Delai Lama Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 3 Responses Dec 4, 2008

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    A Way Not Only To Help, But To Live

    Compassion acknowledges the deepest meaning we all have. To be kind to others reminds us that we were once newborn, helpless, and in need.
    starmekitten starmekitten 36-40 Sep 19, 2011

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    I Will Always, Always Offer a Shoulder to Cry On

    I think compassion is a trait that is overlooked in society today. If more of us realized that we are all human, all in need of love and acceptance as a general rule of humanity, I think this world would be a much better place. So for anyone out there - if you are...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 7 Responses Dec 5, 2008

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    To pity those who most people pity is not

    compassion so much as it is conformity, but to pity those who others despise or hate is true compassion.
    Philonous Philonous 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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    Right At The Heart

    To me this is something that the world is desperate for. It's too easy to isolate ourselves, to make our world just about ourself, but when we do that, well, at least in my experience, the world becomes the most miserable place. What good is life without purpose? Feel free to...
    ScarletAura ScarletAura 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 2011

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    Mudjun

    This is how what someone else said about compassion, and I like it: "Compassion could be thought of as seeing the boundary between you and other things dissolved--that you are all integral to the universe and so, linked."
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 1 Response Aug 27, 2008

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    Giving Ourselves Compassion

    A while back a friend suggested I might consider being more compassionate with myself. Hmmmm ok, never really thought about that before but it rang true. After some research and reading I found something that resonated with me....it's not mine but I think I sort of incorporated...
    frito414 frito414 56-60, F 31 Responses Dec 1, 2009

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    Lifestyle For a Man of God

    http://timeoftroubles.webs.com/philippinelifestyle.htm
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M Apr 28, 2014

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    Intro And Hello...

      I figure life brings enough pain and sorrow all by it's little old self without needing any help from you know...those other kind of people.  
    SoshalAnx SoshalAnx 36-40 Dec 4, 2009

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    What Our Individual Actions As Believers Show Will Determine God's Mercy Upon Us

    Best when read through link for photo's. http://ttimesofttrouble.webs.com/howtogaingodsmercy.htm When our human existence becomes so dependent on God being our heartbeat with His words as our only blood flow for life itself with no other, we have been placed within a very...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2012

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    Because God is Love, The Only Way To Know Him

    Comes Through Having Christ's Commanded Love http://timesofroubles.webs.com/whereisloveinbelievers.htm
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M Apr 28, 2014

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    I truly believe compassion is the most

    important quality any person can have. I think it is the key to making lives better and changing the world into a more beautiful place. I recently had a job interview and one of the questions asked regarded qualities I found most important in a person. When I replied with...
    SupernovaxGirl SupernovaxGirl 26-30 4 Responses Jul 18, 2014

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    About Glasses

    Which glasses do you wear? xWanna(wears_glasses) ;-)
    wannashareit wannashareit 51-55, M Nov 20, 2011

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    Do You Know Someone Who Is Hospitalized?

    Visiting someone in the hospital is a great way to show compassion and it can be sometimes a very rewarding experience.
    Igneous Igneous 56-60, M Mar 31, 2010

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    My Last Words January 16,

    2011 at 11:30am Neighbours combine efforts to aid cancer-stricken farmer By: Staff Writer Posted: 10/27/2007 5:00 AM | Comments: 0 'You hear so many negative things. When you get something positive it's a story worth sharing' -- grain farmer Ron Edwards GRAIN farmer Ron...
    Kattz7 Kattz7 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2014

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    More Than Anything

    it is part of who i am.and i don`t like people who`s only thing in life is to hurt others.i have seen enough good people drove down by them.they need to get a life!
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Apr 11, 2009

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    It's Part of Me

    I think I do have some compassion within me. I know for a fact that I am passionate, but I'm sure I have at least a little compassion too. :-) I value it in others, so much! A compassionate person is someone I'd like to hang around, all the time! Heehee! I think they...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 5, 2009

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    It's Completely And Purely Admirable, And A Sure Sign Of Strength

    ..and it's become a deal breaking quality for me
    rockyj rockyj 31-35, F Dec 17, 2010

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    Introduction to the Group.

    It's written right through me. Honest.
    CarolineBelinda CarolineBelinda 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Where is the compassion for others? I've spent a while on and off reading various stories on here. The sadness and depression as a result of what others have endured or are...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 5 Responses Jan 20

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    I've never really had a chance at any lasting friendships. I never had the chance to stay in one place for long, hence it was hard to build a relationship with anyone. I alway envy...
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    "Realise the value of time. Time in perspective" Imagine there is a bank which credits your account each morning with $86,400, carries over no balance from day to day, allows you...
    11whyme11 11whyme11 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    I have always found it easy to have compassion for others. I like to think of myself as a supporter of the underdog. However, when it comes to having compassion for myself...
    notthis78 notthis78 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    yeah! I I'm rich, but I cannot buy friendship! I got some gifts for my bday, they Were all awesome! all of my friends got me things that I like the most! I got a rangie photo...
    priyadharshan0 priyadharshan0 13-15, M Jan 23

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    What has happened to modesty? Not just in dress but in words and deeds. Respecting your elders? Just basic human decency? I cannot believe the way some young people speak or how...
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 9 Responses Jan 3

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    I value good spelling and pronounciation and don't like reading work with incorrect grammar and spelling mistakes but in my case, I'm on my iPod and my spell checkers changes my...
    Outofeden Outofeden 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I am not an easy person to make a friend of, in fact friendship is not something I ever felt a great deal of need for. but there are very rare occasions when I connect with someone...
    IF64 IF64 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I have studied metaphysics for many years. The more I learn, the more I find the same answer. There is One - Universal Power, Spirit, God; whatever name you want to use. All...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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    There are three words that have changed my perspectives of others. Tashi Deley and Namaste. The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of...
    StevePeck StevePeck 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    "Too often we measure our value by the amount of love we receive, rather than by the capacity we have to give.”
    StaceyNight StaceyNight 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    In life there is only a few things worth remembering ... A few moments that are unforgettable .... I just wish I had someone to share those special times when they happen so my...
    movietime movietime 31-35 Jan 3

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    Diffrent as the day and night Perceptions of wrong and right Everything is a blatent lie Hiding right before your eyes Contradictions everywhere Are you even really there? Bear...
    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F Jan 7

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    CYBERSTALKING (likely done by someone you've accepted as a friend and/or communicated with VIA the internet for a long time, or in some way significant) - messaging someone so much...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jan 7

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    Some people instantly make us feel important. Some people instantly make us feel special. Some people light up a room just by walking in. We can't always define it, but some people...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers. A professor stood before his...
    shakenama shakenama 41-45, M Jan 3

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    not understanding there was any status. I cheated, extremely confused, don't understand what or why I did it.
    BlueSkysAreCold BlueSkysAreCold 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Yes this is my way in relationships . I wont act or take it like dogs humping anything in the streets. Oh build what they call " hill billy love " in my terms and screw around...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    Some people try to butt too much into my private life. I have things in the past that I would very rarely discuss with others no matter who you are. It's my choice who I confide to...
    lostmelody lostmelody 16-17, F Jan 5

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    Never used to open up to anyone. Until I became friends with someone got to know her for about 5 years opened up and told her one secret just like that BAM everyone knew. Ever...
    kxxym kxxym 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    God...I need a friend tonight. Someone just there to hold my hand. I know guys don't talk like this often, but I'm a human and I need another human. I realize this is short notice...
    Barry1966 Barry1966 46-50, M Jan 6