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Self-pity is an opiate!

September 19, 20221 min read

self-pity - excessive, self-absorbed unhappiness over one's own troubles. It's a feeling you get about yourself and your problems, especially when this is unnecessary or greatly exaggerated.

This emotion is so ugly that no one in his or her right mind wants to admit feeling it. Even when sober, many of us remain clever at hiding from ourselves the fact that we are astew in a mess of self-pity.

We do not like at all being told that it shows, and we are sharp at arguing that we are experiencing some other emotion—not that loathsome poor-me-ism. Or we can, in a second, find many other perfectly legitimate reasons for feeling somewhat sorry for ourselves.

The most insidious problem with drugs is that the human body develops a tolerance for them and requires larger and larger doses to achieve the same effect.

The same is true with self-pity.


The more you allow yourself to indulge in it, the more you will require. Soon, self-pity will become a habit, one so debilitating that you will rob yourself of all the potential you possess.

Happily, there is a cure.

If you truly analyze the situation, most often you will find that the problems that have driven you to pity yourself are...mostly of your own creation.

It follows, then, that the best person to remedy the problem is the person who created it: you, yourself.

Napolean Hill

What are your thoughts on Sef-pity? Do you have any golden nuggets of wisdom to share or just a quick comment?

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Tina Kingstree

Tina is founder and automation architect at Activate Sales, a digital transformation, business development, and sales automation company, who specialize in creating digital strategies to automate and grow audiences and drive them to action. With a BSc in Computer Science, a second degree in Education and more than 25 years of experience in the IT, marketing and sales service industry, she possess a knack for breaking down the barriers that get in the way of exponential growth, with strategies that work on automating internal business processes and marketing and sales systems so that you have more time to build your business!

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