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I Wish People Would Realize How Their Actions Hurt Others

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    Yep. But. That may be their goal.

    My dad is such a cretin. He gets hurt. And retaliates. No exploration. No discussion. Just retaliation. And many copy him. Successes and thugs. Trying to impress or intimidate. Me calls them subhuman opportunists. And the caring are true humans.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 9

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    I am so embarrassed; my friends

    now obviously think I'm dumb, just because I didnt know who Saddam Hussein was. I have not taken any history classes and I certainly admitted that I didn't know this person in our conversation, and they totally was shocked and disappointed in me. How to I get over this...
    Marydesires Marydesires 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 16

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    Very frustrated with my mom at the moment.

    She's so stuck into making it so we can't pay bills so that I do what she wants.Can't get out yet..am working on it.Having to take care of her bills doesn't help with that,which I think is part of her plan to keep me trapped here. It's not a stereotypical situation of daughter...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 2 Responses May 31

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    Yeah it really hurts.

    I realize your hurting but I'm just trying to help. Stop taking me for granite. And she doesn't even notice it hurt me afterwards. She acts like nothing happened
    Britt199b Britt199b 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    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 56-60, F 16 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    so earlier I was hanging out with my cousin

    and we were going to the park so we came back to the house to grab a few waters my sisters fiancé passes by us and my cousin greets him and he stays silent and walks off -_- wtf !? He also pissed me off the other day bc he was spraying my dog with water and she was obviously...
    muffinpowers muffinpowers 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    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

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    I am not entirely indifferent to what the world

    is coming to. I try with all my might not to care, just so I am not sick, but there will always be something inside of me that cares...which is okay as long as I don't care too much...again. When people act the way they do, more people become like me. Bitter. Angry. Paranoid...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 19

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    They say it takes two to tangle.

    After losing my husband in 2012 I was vulnerable and lonely and began seeing a guy in which I had known for over 20 years. To make a long story short he brought me a gift for Easter, his wife finds the receipt and he asks me to please give him the gift back. I did, I was hurted...
    precious2295 precious2295 46-50, F 2 Responses May 22

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    The book Thirteen Reasons Why got me thinking

    way more on this. A rumour or a list can start a snowball of lies that can ruin one persons life. Think about what your doing people! You could be one of the reasons someone killed themselves. And not everybody is like Hannah who tells you if your a reason that person killed him...
    Angelfromhell17 Angelfromhell17 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    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 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 28

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    Try A Little Everyday

    To stop for a moment and see through a child's eyes. To find the beauty of a sunrise or sunset the music carried in their laughter To find the simple warmth when they seek out our hands to...
    emery777 emery777 41-45, F 11 Responses Dec 15, 2012

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    My daughter promised me she'd never get a

    tattoo, Well she did anyway. She got it with her full-body tattooed cousins who told her. "Your parents need to let you grow up. "
    emjayblue emjayblue 56-60, F 3 Responses Apr 28

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    It hurts to love someone.

    And not to be loved in return. But what is more painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let that person know how you feel.
    toufie1 toufie1 22-25 1 Response Mar 24

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    Why Did She Do It?

    One of the reasons I came here to EP was to take some comfort in the fact that I’m a man.  Yes I hate every sorry last bit of my male body.  If I could change it I would, but I’ve come too far down this road to turn back now, I am living with it but I challenge anyone here...
    Bree10 Bree10 36-40, T 6 Responses Mar 14, 2011

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    Most Likely Never Will.

    Most people really need to step back and assess the situation before they make their move.... too many people are careless with their actions AND words. They don't think or care about how they can affect and really hurt others. Sadly, I don't think people will ever change... too...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 2 Responses May 17, 2011

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    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 14 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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    The Abuse I Have Endured

    For all of my life, I have been a victim. I never could say 'no' to anyone, or tell them how it felt to be the one they hurt or made fun of. My own parents hit me for the longest time. My mum, only when she felt it was needed, but that was rarely. My dad on the other hand, doesn...
    Becca2013 Becca2013 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2013

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    Strays: The different colors of paints

    splattered all over the place. A hand slithers through colors with definite grace The deepening reds upon the ceiling wall Can not be touched, it's government law Red seeps through the cracks and trickles down with divergent Look like veins traveling another world as it remains...
    JohnsonJess JohnsonJess 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I just got back from school

    and i really dont know what to think anymore....is it normal?...that now i feel like life has no meaning and that I should just die?....because of this sick world and how everyone treats eachother so wrong....and i know what it feels like and i just dont know......
    eminems134 eminems134 13-15, F 2 Responses May 12

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    05:30am So today is my 17th,

    and it feels like my friends don't remember my special day....no texts, no phone calls, no chat...... Urghhh! Wth I think I need to have new friends here. The one who pays attention. Best friend is more better..
    yalalast yalalast 16-17, F 8 Responses Jul 11

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    TypicalWierdo TypicalWierdo 13-15, F Apr 28

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    LeelMx LeelMx 26-30, F Jul 5

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    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 26-30, F 9 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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    Okay, so I came out as bi at my school

    and three guys cornered me and beat the crap out of me. Isn't that abuse? Anyway, I just got better now...******* ********. One of these days they'll pay...one of these days...
    Moonywolf Moonywolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    So I moved out of state.

    Months before my friend of ten years kept putting off hanging out with me. 7 months went by. Weeks before I moved, he planned a lunch. Then the day of, kept rearranging the plans; the time, the place. It came to the point where I was unable to be flexible, due to the fact that I...
    indigoK indigoK 36-40, F Aug 6

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    I hate when someone talks behind your back

    and you can hear everything they're saying about you but you pretend as if you don't. I hate being treated like dirt. I wish I had a backbone.
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Omg it's like I try my hardest not to lash out

    at people, but when they do it to me, it's like oh my goodness. And the worst part about it is that they're saying things that they either have been holding back or things that they normally wouldn't say. And when people are two faced and talk to you like your friends and then...
    Kperr14 Kperr14 13-15, F May 22

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    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 6 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F Jul 5

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    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 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 16

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    It'S Who You Are On The Inside,That Matters

          i believe that my soul mate on this earth is my other half,my twin sister.so when i gave birth to twin daughter on January 14th 2006 i felt a feeling of completion for the first time in my life.i felt as though i had always known them and was just waiting,waiting for...
    CraziiBeautiful CraziiBeautiful 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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    Today I was in my history class

    and I sit behind this guy who's sometimes mean to me. Well today, I was sitting at my desk when he walked up, took the stuff off of my desk and sat it at another desk across the room and when I asked him why he did it, he said "I don't want you anywhere near me." That hurt me...
    KaleighAlena KaleighAlena 16-17, F 12 Responses Jan 9

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    Without going into too much detail.

    ...from last September until about February or March was one of the darkest periods of my life for exactly this reason. My husband, people I had considered friends, and family members...and it wasn't one incident, it was multiple major things. I was an emotional wreck. The worst...
    Env06 Env06 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    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 26-30, M 10 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    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.
    jules401 jules401 13-15, T 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I try to think that all people aren't the same

    and not base or judge them on past experiences but now it's just getting harder and harder.
    VivirLaVida VivirLaVida 16-17, F Jul 22

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    Me and my older cousin used to be best friends.

    We did everything together as kids and we were so close. Now he'll barely spare me a glance, and when we're in the same house, he'll talk to everyone except me. I'm pretty sure I didn't do anything to upset him and every time I try to engage in conversation, he effectively ends...
    weby667 weby667 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Nobody will ever really know what someone else

    is going through and their words can push someone to their limits. Everybody just needs to start taking a step back and try to understand others before they judge them.
    Krc5 Krc5 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    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

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    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 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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    I hate when your parents always say be the

    better person do the right thing step up to the plate but then when it comes to having a conflict with them you the child are the one who ends up being the better person and its like they don't ever care your trying
    tearsintime tearsintime 18-21, F Jul 19

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    I hate seeing people hurt.

    It drives me insane. Calling a girl fat and ugly hurts more than you know! Calling someone stupid will stay with them forever. When you ignore a person, it hurts. When you avoid talking or associating with a person, it hurts. You have no idea what that person has been through...
    lillylolz lillylolz 13-15, F Feb 3

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    People just love to blurt stuff without

    even thinking about what it might do to people.
    zairethedon zairethedon 13-15, M Jun 23

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    That's why I finally went off on my boyfriend

    last night. He actually apologized to me. It felt good. I deserved that apology, and I'm glad I got it.
    stillYDGN stillYDGN 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    Your Words Cut Deep

    Recently there has been a rash of people on EP that have been destroying others lives.  It hurts me to think people can be so uncaring about others.  Most of us out here on EP have been hurt one way or another.  Whether it is physically or verbally or even emotionally, the...
    teri58 teri58 51-55, F 7 Responses Nov 20, 2011

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    My mentally ill older brother was beating up my

    parents again. Then my mom started crying, but she fought back. Then it got worse when my dad joined and they attacked him. Slapped, punched, screamed... My older sister was the bystander. She couldn't handle the violence. I was blank at first, but then i jumped in to stop both...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F Jun 20

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    EvaJL EvaJL 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    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 5 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    heyyo1234 heyyo1234 22-25, M Aug 9

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    DarkSoul11 DarkSoul11 16-17, F 3 Responses May 1

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    Short story, I was talking to some EP guy here

    then we were chatting out in another chatting service , we were having a good friendship till I said kinda joking that I though he was a figment of my imagination the he was too nice to be true (real) He got offended and stop talking to me, that is my story !
    Dannuhunter Dannuhunter 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Karma is real Think of how others feel,

    Karma is true Think about what you do, Karma will cause you pain Do you really want to do that again?
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8