Running away from your worries.

United States
January 23, 2007 1:41pm CST
How easy it would be to just be able to run away from all of your troubles. All of your worries. Not the ones I am having, but those of other people that are close to me. It would be easy to turn around and ignore their problems. Easy to let them face the demons on their own. But I chose the hard road. I chose to stand by them. Support them. Love them. Be near to help. I could run away....
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@brokentia (10394)
• United States
23 Jan 07
It is not easy for me to run away from those that are having troubles. Because those people are the people I love and care about most. Sure, I would like to run away sometimes. Take this past year for example. My partner had some things that he was going through and those problems became my problems. And trust me, I wanted to run away! But silly me, I always take someone else's feelings into account over mine and I end up trying to help the other person and putting my own feelings aside. So, even though I would love to run away sometimes...I find that I am a person that stays and helps the person stand when they can not stand on their own.
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• United States
23 Jan 07
Thanks Tia. We know the easy way is the highway, but we choose to stay.
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@sunrisekn (1466)
• United States
23 Jan 07
But you don't bause you aren't built that way! Neither am I. It would be easy to tell them that you have your own things to worry about, but what kind of person would that make you? Not nice!! So we both lend an ear, lend a hand and think of ways to cheer them up. We are awesome aren't we? lol My husband tells me that I need to let people work out their own things and I tell him to stop blocking my blessings!
• United States
23 Jan 07
You are a Goddess. Thank you. I am feeling a bit bluesy lately about things that are going on around me. Huggers to you.
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• India
24 Jan 07
if trouble comes in , then there is two ways Run away from it or Learn from it. Learning is the best way to avoid that in future , you are helping you friend, it means you have a good nature not only that you will be knowing that problem and its solution, with out being in that problem. in future you can tackle these type of trouble easily, if it comes to you. You are brave enough to face the trouble, so go ahead. your friend needs it , your presence is more than enough for your friend to get well and come out of it.
@BittyBiddy (2903)
• Ireland
23 Jan 07
I know what you mean. Since the beginning of the year I have come across a couple of people who have to deal with very sad situations in their lives. I could choose to ignore them but instead I try to support them and listen to them and be there for them when they need me.
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@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I wouldn't find it easy, and I doubt that you would, either. Some people are just loving, caring, and sharing people. We do whatever it takes to help out friends and family that we love. Their problems and concerns become our own. I try not to let the problems of others overtake me or consume me, but I'm always there to help people in need. Sometimes love and support, or someone to talk with, is all that someone needs. That doesn't seem like it's asking too much.
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@mysiraylon (1102)
• United States
23 Jan 07
It is hard to just run away fom it. Better if you stand firm and face it then concentrate on any outcome it might bring then fight it with your strength. If you start running from it then the tendency will be more and more troubles will come after you complicating one after the other. Solve the first one ane all the rest will be just a "simple" task to handle later on.
• United States
23 Jan 07
I think that many find it easier to run away from things that are going on around them rather than staying and helping.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
That maybe at greater ratio, but needless to say it results more frequently in getting whole bunch of it unresolve, thus making it worst than expected.
@patootie (3593)
24 Jan 07
I guess I must be very, very lucky .. I have nothing that I would like to get away from .. nor do I know anyone who is having problems .. mind you I wish I could walk away from my health problems .. but I am stuck with those .. at least for the foreseeable future until someone finds a 'cure' for me .. On days when my disabilities are giving me a 'hard time' I thank my lucky stars that I have no other problems .. and I have pretty much learned how to cope with my disabilities now ..
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Huggers to you Patootie.
@shywolf (4519)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I know that it is hard not to turn away sometimes. And at times there comes a point when you really have to turn away, no matter how much you feel that you should not or no matter how much you feel guilty about the thought. But sometimes it really is another person's burden to bear and there is nothing that you can do to help. There comes a point where you are just doing yourself harm by being involved in their problems. But I commend you for trying _so_ hard. There are alot of people out there who would not have tried half as hard as it sounds like you have, from other posts that you've written.
• United States
23 Jan 07
When it is family, it becomes hard. You want them to be independant, but you want to support them as well.
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@fady83 (617)
• Egypt
24 Jan 07
i think it is good thing to not facing your worries because if you face it you will not worry at all
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@fabwisp (1327)
24 Jan 07
yes friends should be there for each other nomatter what.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
you cant run from your troubles there ,there when you turn around .
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@gurubhai (79)
• India
24 Jan 07
I dont know any body in this world can run off with their worries ,i havent seen anybody yet ,u can just try to run ,but ur worries run faster then u so ,no use running and we should always face our worries rather then running ,hope that people call this type of a person a wise men
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• Philippines
24 Jan 07
Sometimes we don't to spend our worries to other people...but for me when you care for someone ... you really have to sacrifice and be there to sympathize them...then you'll be a true friend...
@bugbaby (1787)
• Indonesia
24 Jan 07
just run to the God you have the way out from God and try think positive when you have some problem
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
24 Jan 07
i am always here for my friends, but i'm not gonna listen to them vent about the same thing over and over and over without them doing something about it. if they tell me something, i of course sympathize and offer my 10-cent advice, but if they opt to stay in their problematic situation and do nothing, i'll just be there to hear it, not indulge with it, nor show interest (i'm bad, i know, lol). but always, as in always, i would be someone they can run to - someone to listen to them or to just to hear them; someone who'd gladly help if they'd be open for help :)
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@blindedfox (3315)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
It is always better to offer support to someone whom we see having troubles. Your mere presence makes them feel better. =) Emotional support is what they need during those times. Also, it feels bad when he are having a great time while we know that some one close to us is in misery. =)
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@teenal (1405)
• Dublin, Ireland
23 Jan 07
There something my dad said to me when I was down and sometimes it helps me put things into focus when life and all around me are getting me down If everyone was to put all their troubles in a big pile on the condition that we could leave them there and just take the same amount of other peoples troubles away with us instead- most of us would gladly take our own back.
@pendragon (3351)
• United States
23 Jan 07
i come to MyLot to run away, and make some change doing it,lol.I'm there for everyone's problems to, I'll never dis anyone!
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
23 Jan 07
You dont sound like the type of person to turn back on people you sound like a very loving person. And you should be proud of that. Its just not in you to run away. And it sounds like alot of people love you for that person you are. Stay strong.
@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
23 Jan 07
It would give me a break espically this past week my sister and my dad fighting. I listen to both sides but I am not pickening one over the other. I am just here to listen I wish it would stop.