Self-Pity Isn't in the Vocabulary

Who has the luxury of self-pity these days? Unfortunately, many of us do. Self-pity is an emotion that often leads to depression. It is considered a negative emotion because it does not help the individual deal with the event that has caused the self-pity.

I see those that enjoy the attention with the constant complaining when things just aren't going right. But I refuse to find time to fuel the fire by agreeing with them or worse, be pulled into their emotional morass.

We learn this emotion as children when something doesn't go our way. We cry about it until a parent calmly explains "why" or changes the venue to something different allowing us to forget about the perceived loss.

If you know someone who has a tendency to display this emotion, find them professional help. Left to their own devices, they will certainly become worse if they don't have the fortitude or self-worth to pull themselves out of their funk.

Self-pity just isn't in my vocabulary.

"Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world."- Helen Keller

"It's odd that you can get so anesthetized by your own pain or your own problem that you don't quite fully share the hell of someone close to you."- Lady Bird Johnson

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