2 thoughts on “Self-Pity Isn’t Depression Nor Self-Compassion

  • May 22, 2018 at 2:27 am

    Simply put.. If you don’t know what someone else has been through.. Mind your own damn business and let them do their own thing, because maybe THAT’S what has always get through things. And doing something different would wreck all of that. Don’t belittle people for how they deal with things. When it’s what they do and NONE of anyone’s business but their own. And I can’t believe someone with your “credentials” would say something like that. Would it better if someone reacted like the Las Vegas shooter? Excuse me for being a cold hearted bitch but that’s the truth. People always give me shit about how I deal with things. It’s what I do. I can’t change that and I’m not going to. Why should I change for someone else because they don’t like how I deal with things? Or they don’t like how I am? That’s their problem, I’m not going to make it mine.

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    • May 22, 2018 at 8:43 am

      Hello Christine. I’m a little unclear about your take on this article. I am suggesting that self-pity can be very damaging and paralyzing. Yet self-compassion, acknowledging the context and history of what happened in your life — is very helpful. I’m also confronting the stigma of what some say about people with depression — that they’re self-pitying. That’s not a part of depression.

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