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Secret. 13094 by DeviantArtSecret Secret. 13094 by DeviantArtSecret
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:iconnk-chan:
nk-chan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You ARE selfish. But it IS noble, and it IS human.
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:icontheboogyman125:
theboogyman125 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
no your not dying for someone else is selfless. I applaud you for want to be a hero.
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4vermine4 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   General Artist
When you give everything to help others, then it's alright to feel a little selfish, where the only thing you want is a thank you.
I've always been the hero at my schools and I rarely got a thank you, so I understand that selfish want for one.
So to you dear ST and to all the other every day heros.

THANK YOU!!!!
Thank you for doing what no one else would.
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Yume-fran Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
so.... the silhouette was draw by the person who send the secret?? if not.... why is no link to the original image?
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jackie777 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
I think about this all the time.
I gave up A LOT for some people, and now, when I see that my life is just circling around them anyway, I just think how awesome would that be if I would die for them too. Protecting them from some danger, or so.

I wouldn't call myself a hero though. I always thought of myself as a looser who has no idea what to do with his life :/
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SpeedlionFF Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
I can relate to this...
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:iconchocolatesmarties:
ChocolateSmarties Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Me to
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:iconwolfgirl501:
wolfgirl501 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like some one I used to know, I love it!:)
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Dewdrops-in-the-Gras Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's not really being selfish. Helping someone for even the tiniest thing deserves a thank you. If this makes up for even a hundreth of it, it's that I want to thank you a million times for actually sharing this with strangers and other people who can understand. No one deserves to be alone.
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MagicMasque Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
In my oppinion it's normal to want to die, cause you want to end the endless pain. But please don't always sacrifice yourself and drag yourself in a corner, other will worry for you and they also want you to be happy. And I'm saying thank you to you for being a wonderful person and making me feel like I'm not the only person, who always sacrifices themselves
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Santo-Skirata Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Thats sad. I've wished something similiar before, though, but more to be noticed then because I've given up so much, or to protect others. To be remembered. I think that alot of people wish for that, at some point or another. Your not selfish. Your human. :cuddle:
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Sushiprincess Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's sad, but most people don't realize the value of a helpful person, being appreciated the way someone really deserves, happens only in the movies. Modest people get overlooked, most of the time.

I'm not saying that being pushy and overconfident is a better way, it is just not bad to admit to yourself that you do good things, feel good about it and deserve gratefulness once in a while. And why not fantasize about being a hero.

Thank you for submitting this.
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canka-sama Featured By Owner May 5, 2013   Filmographer
THANK YOU ! ARIGATTO HOSAIMASU !! BLAGODARQ ! GRACE ! KONSOMIDA!! DANK !
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:iconyooci:
yooci Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're not selfish. You are the most noble person in the world. QwQ
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Mirage-Skies Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You know what? I respect you :)
You have done everything to the ones you care, and what they did to you? nothing, not even a kind Thank you.
Your like me.
I'm 12 years old girl, i want to become doctor so i can help people, i try to get bullies understand what they have done to people by talking to them. It's easy to do these kinds of thing ^^ I try to get my friend smile again and i have scar in my hand because i tried to help my friend. It's not really heroic i know, but i try to do something for everyone. Nobody haven't ever thanked me, but i don't care ^^ At least i know i'm doing the right thing by helping everyone, and i hope you understand it soon too ♥
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penny1510 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist
:hug: :nod:
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Nala-In-Wonderland Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
You aren't selfish. The persons who get your help and don't say thank you are.
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:iconjulian0123:
julian0123 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's not selfish; what you do is noble.
And wish a thank you is not wrong.
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Alice-KnightShadow Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I may not know who you are ,but i'd like to thank you.I know see that I'm not the only one that feels that way.The only thing is,i don't care i die with no one saying thank you.Aslong as I know I did all that I could.
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Bannapple Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Part of doing a good deed lies in the intent itself. If the only reason you do something good is for recognition then yes you are selfish. A true good deed is one done knowing full well that nothing good will come to you in return. It is easy to die heroically and get medals or praise; difficult to die doing something good knowing no one will remember your name.
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Cantabiles Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
I second that.
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xStrawberryKoneko Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
I feel the same way.. u.u
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:icononesidedcross:
onesidedcross Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're not selfish at all.
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:iconkurisuchi-chan:
Kurisuchi-chan Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If whoever wrote this reads my comment... Żou have not done an amazing thing for me other than posting your secret, and even though I do not know you.
I want to say THANK YOU. Thank you for being a fantastic person and helping others, and thank you for making the world a greater place for others. You deserve it >w<
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Sherlock-san Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweetheart, I felt what you were feeling. Part of being a "hero" is to never give up. If you are doing these things for peoples praise you are doing these acts for the wrong reason. Inside you are actually being selfish(please look in your heart and see this! I know it is hard to accept but it is truth that will set you free!!) Think about it real hard, what makes a true hero is to humble yourself and no matter how many people are ungrateful, no matter how much you get stepped on and walked over you still love them. When you have that mindset you are truly looking out for people, not for glory for yourself. This is coming from someone that has been called selfless. Whoever this secret is from and whoever is struggling with this feel free to contact me. Your life is so precious and I am sorry about how people are nowadays, this world has been corrupted. May God bless you and you will be in m prayers honey! :aww:
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KayIscah Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
In the Bible, there's a story of two sons. Many of us are familiar with the prodigal, the one who was greedy and foolish, but when he came home humbled, his father welcomed him with a great party.

What people often forget is the older brother, who was doing his duty the whole time and felt unappreciated because his brother got the party. But then his father reminds him how much he's had and how he avoided the sort of hardships his brother endured due to his foolishness.

The secondary moral is while it seems a lot less glamourous when you're the "good" one, you're life my be full of blessings you've forgotten to take stock of.

So while it seems cliche, count your blessings. Life may be rewarding you more than your initially realized.

On, the being selfish bit... yes it is selfish, killing yourself to demand appreciation is an extremely selfish thing to do. It helps no one, not even yourself. But I think you already know that.

I don't want to deter you from doing good, but if these people *never* thank you, it could be because they don't want the help. Sometimes it's better to step back and let them accept the consequences for their actions, because while you may save them from pain, you may also be stopping them from learning from it.

I knew a guy whose grandparents always "rescued" him from the consequence of his actions, to the point they have now been forced to sell their home. The guy is a selfish-jerk, what I refer to as a "man-child" because he never was pushed to be a grown up. His grandparents really love him and thought they were helping, but by always taking the blows for him didn't allow him to learn to be adult.

That may not be your case, but it reminds me of it. There are certainly situations where it's noble and wonderful to be the silent hero. But you're more likely to get a thank you in situations where people have asked for help in the first place and genuinely want it.
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:iconcantabiles:
Cantabiles Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Thank you for your words. This is a very constructive comment and I couldn't express it as well as you.
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:iconkayiscah:
KayIscah Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. It's stuff I have to tell myself sometimes. Particularly the learning when to back off bit. My impulse to *fix* is strong.
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:iconcantabiles:
Cantabiles Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Same here and I learnt how to ask now before engaging into people's affair. It turns out that most people like to achieve things with their own strength.
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AoiDimitri Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everyone complaining about it being emo or whatever...

Please do drink a nice big glass of shut the fuck up. Yes, I understand if it bothers you seeing this on the front page and you think it should be on tumblr and things like that. Think about it though; there's probably already something like this on tumblr, and not every single person on dA has a tumblr. Also, what this person is doing is a rather nice thing, really. Willing to help people express what's in their head without having someone bite their asses. So sorry, if you don't like it, don't click on it.

Everyone complaining that the poster is not making the secrets in an artistic format...

You DO realize that the poster doesn't make the images, right? It says specifically on *DeviantArtSecret's profile that the person sending in the secret has to make the image, and not everyone has the artistic ability to make their secret look more interesting.

Okay, somewhat rant done.
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Pretty-Little-Demon Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
people who think this stuff goes on tumblr ahahaha
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twister4241 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Well said, good sir.
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AoiDimitri Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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twister4241 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
You're welcome.
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Pyrosaitan1 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Not to sound insensitive but people who're just blunt and say they're sad because everyone is hurting them or they're the only one being hurt on another's account really piss me off
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:iconcantabiles:
Cantabiles Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
I used to think like that but one day I realised that only cowards (such as myself) behave like that. Because we define ourselves merely on what we do and we don't do it for altruistic reasons but for the sake of being acknowledged and appreciated. We want people to show affection for us and we shy away from taking responsibilities and arguments. We are to scared to stand up for our own opinions and thoughts because we are afraid to lose someone's sympathy.
To be a hero means to respect oneself first and foremost and then trying to help people without expecting anything in return. People know when you're genuinely helping and will think you - even without dying, which is a very selfih act itself because you leave people behind who love you and you're putting death's worth over life which is truly foolish.
To cut a long story short, this is an excellent display of hidden self-pity.
Then again, I myself still think like that from time to time.
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BlackSheep6 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can understand this and.... please, take care of yourself and don't do anything that might get you killed. You matter and you're wonderful. If people around you can't see that because they're fucking blind, TELL them. Don't go around wishing you died for them to finally notice. When you're dead, nothing will make you feel good anymore, and people won't cry on your grave for long. They might be thankful, but thankfulness doesn't really matter once you're dead. Just take care of yourself, you're a good person, you deserve gratitude even alive, you know. :hug:
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yankumie Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
what i've realized from person experience: the more you refuse peple, the more they respect you.

otherwise, you will continue being used.
if that's what you like then it's your own fault.
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Meridiel Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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roganwarwickchapman Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, Hero complex. Well done, this is really great, keep it up! :)
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confidenceAlive Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: Thank - you <3 You're not selfish, you're wonderful. Do take care of yourself--keep yourself safe so that you can keep helping--and don't stop <3
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koshplappit Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you think you are everyone's hero, you may want to see if you have a personality disorder such as Borderline or Narcissistic Personality. Because it sounds like what you're experiencing is more than being a doormat. I am a doormat. Easily used for others' benefit. But I would never call myself a hero. That is kinda self absorbed. You seem to want attention which points again to a personality disorder. Which, by the way, can be treatable if you recognize the symptoms and see a psychologist.
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neowkitty Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
dont call yourself selfish they are selfish for not caring about you

i mean once i threw myself on the ground just to stop a ball from getting a goal my team one but no one that i saved thier buts from losing and i got badly hurt too !!
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Kokorookaikasuru Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student General Artist
You sound like a tragic hero,
The character who everyone loves but then dies in the end
And who I cry for every time because they're always my favorite
because they're like me.
(Improv poetry!)
Sorry, that came out of nowhere, but it's true.
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Bailador Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
:O_o:

I understand wanting to help others, and I even understand wanting to be thanked for helping others.

What I don't understand is doing all that and believing oneself "selfish" just for wanting to hear those two words. If you really were "selfish" you sure wouldn't be playing martyr all the time!

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thewayur Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Artist
this is myself
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RoseSerpenthelm Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
When I was little, I threw myself in front of a bully in my primary school to stop him from punching my best friend. He punched me in the stomach pretty hard, but I reached up and thumped his shoulder. Not only did I save a child from being seriously injured, but I managed to thwack the bully too! :D
Sadly, he didn't even get in trouble as the typical response from the idiot teachers on duty was "Just ignore it."
Worse still, in after school care, he and his brother picked me up by the ankles and threw me through the basketball hoops. I was a bruised and bloody mess, but I had saved a little kid and everyone thought I was a hero!
They were expelled eventually, and I think they're dead now. That, or they're cleaning our toilets :D

Keep being a hero, it can go a long way!
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