Category Archives: SELF PITY

All depression has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously. Tom Robbins.


No one should ever be depressed by his or her worldly situation as long as he or she is walking on the path leading to Paradise. Attaining Paradise is the great objective of this life, and the person who gains it is victorious, regardless of what he achieved in the world.” – Imam Zaid Shakir

Sometimes I go about pitying myself, and all the while I am being carried across the sky by beautiful clouds.



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“To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to the violence of our times.”

― Thomas Merton

Grumbling and carping are the muscles of the weak.


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Laughter, joy and happiness are healthy for you.  They say laughter is the best medicine. It can cure illness and extends life.  A good laugh boosts the immune system, relieves depression and stress, relaxes all the body’s muscles, is good exercise for the heart and helps prevent heart attacks, it cleanses the lungs, and provides an overall sense of well being.

“She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.”

 ― Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated
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By Brittany
Most days I feel like screaming at the top of my lungs,
I want my mother back who is this monster you have become?

Try to avoid complaints. Self-pity even when legitimate never fails to undermine your strength.

― Mariane Pearl

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“When he sat alone in the darkness and cried and was done, all done with it, nothing had changed. His leg still hurt, it was still dark, he was still alone and the self-pity had accomplished nothing.”

― Gary Paulsen, Hatchet