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Self-pity is nothing less than an impulse to destroy yourself. And this is its script:
“This is the way you were made. These are the facts of your situation. It’s bad. Worse than anybody else in the whole world. In fact, it’s so bad, it’s impossible to do anything about it. And therefore, you are free from any responsibility to clean it up. Nobody can blame you for anything.”
Self-pity is a thief, and a liar. A thief, because it steals away every opportunity you have to move on in life. A liar, because anyone who says he tried to clean up his mess but couldn’t succeed is telling an outright lie.
– the comic credit goes to the very funny Dan Wheeler.