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I think I'm really out of what this site is intended for but I'd really like to know something Heather.

Part of why I really like helping others is that I get some sort of satisfaction out of it. I don't know if you understand what I mean. I feel great after knowing that I've helped people even if this is just little help I've offered them. To be able to maybe just make a little change in their life of so or be able to just make them learn something new, this means a lot to me. But this helping other people thing is still really new to me.

So, (I really do not like intruding into people's personal life or opinions or so, so just answer me if you want to okay ?)

What I'm curious about is did you first feel the same as me when you first started helping people ? Is that one of the reasons you did ?

And is this something still going on for you , that satisfaction thing(if it is the case), after all those years or did it becomes some sort of a routine, not something you really still think about now ?

I was wondering that and you seemed to be a great person to ask so...

And, other users or volunteers, feel free to just stop by and say something too.

[ 12-30-2006, 01:45 PM: Message edited by: cool87 ]

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I think this is a really good question.

When i started here i was having a really hard time myself. I was severely depressed and cutting and ... i just was just a mess. I didn't know a lot about anything back then, and did a lot of observing.

Gradually i got the hang of things and was able to help people. I felt SO much better about myself. It helped me gain a lot of self confidence. My friends started coming to ME specifically for advice.

I do love helping people. I love helping people help themselves. I love sharing knowledge. I love helping people explore their own thoughts/feelings on a given subject. Probably one of the reasons i got into Nursing.

Nursing is a work of heart!
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