I Wish People Would Realize How Their Actions Hurt Others

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    I wish there was a bit more love in this world.

    When I look around me (especially on the Internet) I see so much hatred, such harsh comments from people and no one deserves it. I feel like I'm loosing hope. It makes me so depressed. I wish people could be more understanding and tender towards each other.
    DontYouForgetAboutMe1 DontYouForgetAboutMe1
    18-21, T
    1 Response Jan 23, 2016

    Not only realize but CARE

    that their actions hurt others...
    Unsatisfiedstace2 Unsatisfiedstace2
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    Tikkun. We are bound to a continued existence

    here on the Earth, in this mortal form subjected to various hurtful things which keep on happening to us in each incarnation until we are able to resolve them and join with the Light. They say actions speak louder than words. All we do speaks louder than words. We are able to...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 1, 2015

    "You," he said, "are a terribly real thing in a

    terribly false world, and that, I believe, is why you are in so much pain." (NOTE: I came across this quote on FB. There was no citation with it to be able to give due credit to the author.)
    CurvesandClass CurvesandClass
    46-50, F
    Jun 4, 2015

    I have recently discovered the act of ambient

    abuse (gaslighting). Before I knew this psychological abuse had a name, I knew I felt a certain way (usually crazy). I didn't understand why my reality felt so suffocated. Why I was thinking the things I was thinking. I began an extensive amount of research and discovered it was...
    ZmbKllr ZmbKllr
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2014

    I wish people could understand how their actions

    and words can affect and hurt the people around them. I wish they could be able to think about what they're doing and say "how will this affect my family and friends?" And then not do it if they think/know it will have a negative and hurtful affect on their family and friends.
    Alexander401 Alexander401
    18-21, T
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2014

    Worked my job as summer camp leader today.

    Eight year old fellow went around screaming "I hate you!" and punching me, and literally being as disrespectful as possible to all the other students, for no probable reason. His mom had him home for lunch. He's eight. just before his mom came, I managed to calm him down a tiny...
    dabram71 dabram71
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Aug 19, 2015

    So I was gonna post about something else

    but this came up so I will talk about this and then i'll talk about my other thing later in this post. So! Moving on. I wish people would just open their eyes and see that the things they do. The things they say. They can have a drastic effect on people! Especially negative...
    Raptax231 Raptax231
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 9, 2015

    My "Boyfriend" is acting like he don't give 2

    ***** about me after 4 years of knowing each other . I don't know if he realizes how much it effects my mood throughout the day.
    JaylinMorris JaylinMorris
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2015

    Why is it that we hold on to things

    that are toxic to us? There's a voice that tells us they aren't good for you and there is also a voice that resonates that you will regret losing them. But if they cause you nothing but pain and you can see through their lies, why do we bother to keep the attachment with them...
    PrismWing PrismWing
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Sep 14, 2015

    The equation of our love … I don’t have one.

    I will never have one. It includes so many things, phases that I don’t even know where or how to begin. I just trust my heart because with all the prodding, analyzing and dissection it will be destroyed I know, as it will bring moments which I don’t want to remember,I don...
    winterfall winterfall
    Oct 11, 2015

    Ive been hurt all of my life by many people in

    life and online. I just dont get it why they allways try to hurt me! Ive been bullied, by my family, by schoolmates and by co-workers. I know noone believes me, but it allways happens to me. In life noone cares about me and i stopped making friends in my teen years because...
    Satyrion Satyrion
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 16, 2016

    I dont understand why people cheat,

    if you?re not happy, just leave.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 23, 2015
    Sunnflower00408 Sunnflower00408
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2016

    People do whatever they want to me without any

    regrets. Maybe if they stopped and actually realized what they have done, they would see that I've become a mere shell of myself and have no will to live.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 24, 2015

    Narcissists And Sociopaths

    I wrote this to a new friend last night and thought it was worth sharing. Narcissists and sociopaths abound on ep. It is a great hiding place for them. what bothers me is that those who are very direct and honest are often their target...they bully and manipulate and write nasty...
    akindheart akindheart
    61-65, F
    11 Responses Dec 19, 2012

    Just Realized

    I, for the longest time was one of those people who went about his life w/o much regard for the feelings of people around me, even the ones I loved or cared for. It was my naive nature that thought: no matter what I do or say my friends and fam will always be around good or bad...
    EricS EricS
    36-40, M
    10 Responses Sep 11, 2008

    We all know, or have known someone

    who will go about their life without the thought of others, and if it is for someone else than usually it is only for the purpose of getting something in return. And if you do know someone like this than you probably already know that they will also not be able to take...
    Bluetoxicity Bluetoxicity
    22-25, F
    Feb 6, 2016

    Suicide isn't cowardly,

    I'll tell you what cowardly is. Treating people so bad that they want to end their lives. (I had a fight with my "friend" when she said, that suicide is cowardly. If she only knew.)
    Storyofhonor Storyofhonor
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Feb 5, 2015

    I'm entering into my second semester in college

    without my best friend, which is really killing me. It's something I'll have to come to terms with eventually, and I'm really trying, but it just got so much worse. At the beginning of the semester, my best friend in college (we'll call him John from here on out) told me, "Hey...
    Boulier Boulier
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2016

    Some people need to realize how strong the word

    "hate" is. They need to think about it before they say they "hate" a person. Because when the person hears that, it hurts. It really hurts.
    Seraphine246 Seraphine246
    3 Responses Jul 24, 2015

    I am in emotional pain

    and stress and I am self-sabotaging my life right now. It's pathetic and I am typically stronger than this! I can't stop numbing the pain. I feel it coming on and I panic and self-medicate again.
    Becface112 Becface112
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2015

    The things that someone loved about you,

    will be same that another one hates. Don't try to change for them and live your life the way you want, because they will do the same.
    ReflectivMind ReflectivMind
    Jan 23, 2016

    They claim to love you,

    do their damage and never even look back.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 25, 2015

    actually . people know exactly how it hurts,

    that's exactly why they do what they do .. because they know it hurts, how much it hurts, and they want to cause hurt .. and they love the end result and reaction and watching us crushed in pain ..
    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle
    36-40, T
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2015

    It hurts Alot when the person you like suddenly

    talk like you never exist for them 😓
    piku11 piku11
    26-30, F
    Aug 17, 2015

    i blocked everyone because i feel like they've

    been letting me down... ivr been sitting on my own for two weeks already, getting no friends to text (back) or see them. at the same time i understand that i am a difficult person and my mood changes every hour or so. i'm sorry i'm like this
    Ilerovers Ilerovers
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 23, 2016

    I mean seriously! how lame must people be to go

    around the website and begging people to add them to their circle? do they think that makes them popular on ep because some people won't say no because they feel bad! really it's lame and it's creepy!
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2015

    While I was distracted by a million emails with

    rude and nude pictures, a kid tried to reach out here on EP an hr ago and tried to kill himself. I pray he didn't do it! I am angry with all the perverse people who don't realize that this world is hurting and dying all around them, but instead they are lusting after sex...
    carazaa carazaa
    56-60, F
    6 Responses Jan 22, 2016

    Includes Everyone

    What I wish from others, I wish from myself too. I've hurted people, seldom on purpose but it happened. The very sec it happened I knew how my opposite would feel. It was often to fight back and I felt bad because I couldn't resist to pay back.
    RickiChickie RickiChickie
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Jul 23, 2012

    Olivia Penpraze

    I have just been made aware of the story of Olivia Penpraze. I think people need to be aware of her story and the story of many other young and old people who are like her. Whether they suffer from depression, bulimia, anorexia, anxiety or any other horrible disease, people...
    kes36 kes36
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Aug 15, 2012

    Since I was born, my cousins have bullied me

    non-stop. My parents didn't protect me from them. They are my dad's nephews and he didn't want to turn against their parents because he is such a coward. Their parents always protect them, they didn't even think their sons' actions were bullying me. Everytime they met me they...
    Candace2Min Candace2Min
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Mar 31, 2016

    I been through many heartaches

    and pain. Trials, tribulations, ups and down but I Thank God for he has made me a stronger, wiser and much better person. I am glad he made me who I am. Loving, kind compassionate, outspoken, understanding, love to help others. Sometimes I am misunderstood, mistreated, but that...
    precious2295 precious2295
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jun 6, 2014

    I'm actually a really caring person I just come

    off as a b!tch and I don't even know why lol
    AmandaJudge AmandaJudge
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2015
    doordie44 doordie44
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 13, 2015

    I really do wish people would realize the type

    of damage they can do to someone, the pain they can inflict with actions such as lying, cheating , stealing . whatever their dirty methods are. I guess they will never understand until the tables are turned and you become the one being lied to cheated on and stolen from left...
    Briinx Briinx
    31-35, F
    Apr 15, 2014

    People can be extremly selfish

    and it drives me absolutely NUTS! We all live on the same planet, guys. You aren't here just for you. Many of the actions you take are going to affect someone else for better or for worse. Just....gahhh!! just be nice!
    awfullyscaredofeverything awfullyscaredofeverything
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 13, 2015

    My life is broken. Broken dreams.

    Broken bones. Broken heart. Broken home. The only thing that is not broken is my ambition to change, and make things better.
    deegaf420 deegaf420
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 16, 2015

    Jonathan didn't really think about the impact

    his behaviour was having on me. It was very strange and upsetting, but he didn't see it. He is my friend's father and he was so charming, but it led to a relationship that was obsessive it seems now, and no one could reason with him......... I escaped in the end here, to...
    Liebenbergmrl Liebenbergmrl
    22-25, F
    Nov 3, 2015

    I'm new, heard about this from a few friends

    and thought I would try. This is my first post in any group and it caught my attention because I've come to realize that my family only wants me on their terms. They come me for money, time, energy, food without giving a thank you or even a please. I feel taken advantage of so...
    heartlessdesire heartlessdesire
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2016

    Why are there people

    who are too insensitive for the feelings of others?!..you show kindness but still they hurt you..you chose not to fight back and understand them but still they continue bullying you and blamed you for everything even if you didn't do anything to deserve that kind of treatment...
    shalei shalei
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 16, 2014

    I fuçking hate these people

    who don't care what impact their words have. "Words are fuccking tsunamis. I hate how people splash them at people like they're puddles" One of my best friends commit suicide because of what people called her for being bi and emo.
    CheshireSmile4049 CheshireSmile4049
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2015

    I have trouble opening up

    and trusting people. It becomes even harder when friends judge me and treat me like an unwanted or bad person. It just makes me want to close off even more because it hurts me so deeply.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    Jan 22, 2016

    Share your thoughts and feelings by joining

    http://live-another-day.boards.net/ and writing about your experiences. People hurt, but you don't have to hurt alone! Talk about depression, bullying, suicide, mental disorders, illnesses and many others!
    driftingalone driftingalone
    18-21, F
    Jan 23, 2016

    To Me,i Did Nothing But To Her I Did Everything...maggie

                So i was at a pretty crowded taco bell yesterday and while i was standing there waiting for my food a homeless lady walked in,looking embarrassed with her head down,people were whispering and laughing.she ordered a steak soft taco(but didnt have enough) so...
    CraziiBeautiful CraziiBeautiful
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Feb 8, 2013

    How can some people be

    so insensitive. Is it pride? Its all none sense to me. Hard to see him online & its so easy for him to just ignore. Maybe i'll make it easier for him.
    hopefaithlove84 hopefaithlove84
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jan 28, 2015

    having lived a life trying

    so hard to make others happy I have realized how am badly hurt at this moment.and am hereby seated alone in an open park enjoying the breeze from nearby hills thinking its time I start afresh. I thank the EP community for being so supportive...
    mbithi mbithi
    26-30, M
    Nov 29, 2014

    It takes everything I have,

    to write my thoughts and leave them as they are. The truth is they're messy, and my feelings are messier because surprises keep coming to my door a regular feature.. some pleasant ,some nerve racking. Last days I was happy and feeling warm inside but as usual happiness didn’t...
    winterfall winterfall
    1 Response Oct 15, 2015

    " People who hurt you are the ones

    who teach you the greatest lessons of life."
    hiddentears hiddentears
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Aug 8, 2015

    My First Love, Taken Away...

    It could of all been so beautiful, so perfect, but at the same time it felt too good to be true... I've never felt a love like this before, in all of my 25 years of life. Ending up with a person that you connect with, that you bond with, that you can't see yourself living without...
    mrowe718 mrowe718
    26-30, F
    12 Responses Jan 15, 2013

    She Sold Her Soul To The Devil For An Empty I.o.u........

    Sometimes people don't realize that a promise is a promise and that should never be taken lighty. Recently a very good friend of mine was hurt by a friend she trusted very much. She sold her soul to the devil for an empty I.O.U. He promised her he would take care of her heart...
    hardrockinbutt hardrockinbutt
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Nov 12, 2012
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