Statuatory warning:Self pity is injurious to health

3 Apr

One often wallows in self pity.

What is the reason?Is it for drawing attention?

What are its effects?

I feel self -pity is a negative feeling.It keeps you occupied with your own world .It is anti-social-in the sense that it takes you away from social responsibilities and sensitivities.

It makes one drown in misery and generally make one unfit for any type of relationship.

Self-pity is cancerous.

Sometimes it can even make an individual a nervous wreck.

Yet,knowing all this I do indulge in it!!  😉

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7 Responses to “Statuatory warning:Self pity is injurious to health”

  1. destinationsrik April 4, 2007 at 8:28 am #

    Human psyche 😉

    Self pity makes a person selfish. Sometimes I wonder if insecured feeling calls this self pity in individuals.

    A gr8 thing to study…and even if one researching it, I am not hopeful of that person leaving away this quality.

  2. Veena April 4, 2007 at 9:24 am #

    A Statutory warning on it was too good! Yes, We should try to stay away from it.

  3. neel3 April 4, 2007 at 10:21 am #

    @Srik ji Our parents had an antidote”–count your blessings,thank your stars you have parents who love you, good ,clean food,a roof over your heads…..”
    @ Veena ji, we can try using the antidote as I said or atleast see people more unfortunate than us and heave a sigh of relief.

  4. Vijay April 6, 2007 at 6:58 am #

    Aaah.. self pity..

    In Engineering we used to study something called a Negative Feedback Amplifier… self pity is similar..

  5. greatunknown April 6, 2007 at 11:27 am #

    Self pity isn’t as bad as what it’s made out to be. I believe a certain amount of it is good for the soul. It’s any day better to evaluate oneself through self pity, than to pretend to be content with oneself.

    But I guess one should know where to draw the line, or else these mood swings could lead to something worse, like depression.

    Just for the record, I indulge in SP all of the time!

  6. neel3 April 6, 2007 at 11:47 am #

    What is pity?
    Pity is sorrow for (another’s)suffering / cause for regret
    Evaluation-self or another’s IS useful time spent.

    Self-pity is good in cases where one knows one is practising it for theatrical purposes 😉
    Drawing attention to oneself for the sole reason to be treated as a martyr-is another name for self pity.
    It is flirting with danger for it can be highly addictive!

  7. Vani April 7, 2007 at 4:56 am #

    Self Pity!
    I indulge in that many a time too……

    I feel like I am most unfairly victimised and the whole world is plotting against me……..fortunately this phase is not so common and lasts maybe a couple of hours before I begin counting my blessings…… 🙂

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