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I think suffering from mental illnesses make us more humane towards other people

I use to hide my pain so well, laughing, going to school until i came crashing down, mom couldn't even tell i was slowly self-destructing. You never know what the person next to you is going through or why they behave a certain way, or what kind of pain is behind their laughter. So if there's a good side to my generalized anxiety and depression is that i care more, im always willing to listen to anyone who wants to talk and im always checking up on people and asking how they holding up and that im here.

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You hit the nail on the head! There is a saying that youth is cruel, because they have not been civilized by suffering. Now you know exactly what they meant!

in reply to jkl5500

I didn't mean i was cruel i never was. I meant now i see things in a different light

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Im more understanding that just because someone seems ok on the outside doesn't mean they're ok on the inside

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I didn't imply that you personally were cruel. The saying was more about how young people bully each other, and it takes a more mature person, who has been through more in life, to see how wrong that is. So the saying was not a perfect match here, but the result was. Suffering sensitizes you to the suffering of others.

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I totally agree, people my age can be extremely hurtful to each other both in person and on social media

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Totally agree on this so many people do this, just assuming things they have no idea about!!!😳😖not taking the time to really know or understand someone and have empathy!

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Some will never get it though, just like some people don't know the struggles we go through every day

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So true.

We know what it’s like and how awful it feels and wouldn’t wish that pain on anyone. I think you are dead on in that! Plus a sweetheart.

in reply to Hopeful-Tinkerbell

Exactly, we know what it's like and it makes us more understanding towards people

It definitely make you look at people surrounding you in a different light

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100% right

I def agree.

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That's the only bright side of this whole thing i guess

As Christians we are to be imitators of God and have compassion for one another. Try putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. From Scripture we see the great empathy Jesus showed for the sick, the blind, the deaf, and more. Throughout Scripture we are taught to humble ourselves and look at the interests of others,

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Some people are still cruel towards each other still

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Susan512 in reply to Smd22

Amen and Amen 💜🙏

You're the best. Xoxoxo

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Hey love

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Hey baby doll. ❤❤❤❤

You're doing great and I'm so happy for you.

Love you

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I hope my furry baby Oliver is behaving

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He's actually giving me anxiety.

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My Oliver? Omg 😂😂😂 but you know if he was behaving he wouldn't be our oliver lol

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Lol!! He sure is HILARIOUS and entertaining!

How bout you come visit us❤❤❤❤❤❤

That's so true Danielle. One bonus for us Anxious types, makes us more empathetic. 😊

in reply to Dubba61

Yesssss definitely. We're awesome cause we know what's it's like

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Exactly! 😊🌻✌️

And yes I feel the same I'm more of an empath naturally I'm willing to talk and listen if someone is having a tough time -I care and want to help if I can!!

in reply to hurtingheart1

I wish more people were like you, the world needs more of them especially how things are nowadays 💙

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People can b so mean. I was called bitch scumbag slut gay & hoe. Makes my anxiety worse & makes feel worthless being called like that. Words hurts. Also I was in a relationship that he treated me badly. But I blocked him anyways.

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Ignore Erinn, its the only way. Horrible things to say to someone.

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Im glad you blocked the jerk, toxic people can be lessons, never let anyone put you down hun NEVER, people don't realize how powerful words can be, he obviously didn't deserve you. Sending you hugs 🤗🤗

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Thank you appreciate it💜🌻🌸

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I'm empath too! I wish I weren't though bc I feel other ppls pain.

Hi, you're so right about that and you're an angel anyways!😋

in reply to Francesca61

Sending you hugs and positive energy love

Every sword cuts in both directions. Sometimes people who are empaths attract people who want to use us a garbage bags to dump all of their garbage on, but are never there when WE are hurting, so please, be careful.

I know You're no fool, Danielle, but neither am I, and I have been bitten plenty of times. I have learned to have some pretty healthy boundaries, and also how to enforce them without blaming those that don't understand how that works and thus responding with un-due hostility to their inability to "get it."

Still, every now and again, an emotional vampire or perpetual victim will slip under my radar. I try not to be too hard on myself when that happens, because they ate the selfish and self-centered ones, not me, and I can't ALWAYS live in a bullet-proof box. ;)

in reply to old-soul

You're right someone somewhere will always try to take advantage especially when you're good hearted. It's hard to tell the difference sometimes between the good ones and the ones who only care about themselves

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