Depression and Indulging in Self Pity

Merely Me Health Guide
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          A little inspiration to get you over the hump...

     

    The topic this week is "The Pity Party"

     

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    In case you are wondering the photo is of me when I was in my twenties.  Obviously I was at a party and not having a good time.  My pity party was then captured for all eternity.  And yes that is confetti in my hair.

     

    So we have all been there.  If you suffer from depression I am sure you have had moments, hours, days...maybe even weeks where you have yourself a good 'ol pity party.

     

    I remember when I was a little girl and feeling down and my mama taught me this little song that I still sing today.  And it goes like this:

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    Nobody loves me

    Everybody hates me

    Guess I'll go eat worms

    Big fat juicy worms

    Itty bitty little worms

    See those little worms squirm

    Bite their heads off

    Squish their guts out

    Throw their skins away

    Nobody knows how a man can thrive

    On worms three times a day!

     

    When I am feeling down and self-pitiful I go around singing this song. Isn't it something...when you get into this sort of mood...it seems that your own dog hates you.  It is just a bad funky state to be in.  We have all been there in our own way.

     

    Here are some quotes about self pity...it is a very human emotion.

     

    God put self-pity by the side of despair like the cure by the side of the disease.
    Albert Camus


    If the secret sorrows of everyone could be read on their forehead, how many who now cause envy would suddenly become the objects of pity.
    Italian Proverb


    Never allow your own sorrow to absorb you, but seek out another to console, and you will find consolation.
    J. C. Macaulay


    Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.
    Andre Maurois


    Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while a great wind is bearing me across the sky.
    Ojibwa Saying

     

     Okay how about you?  Do you have an image, poem, or story to share about self pity?  If you are currently having a pity party invite yourself a friend.  We have all been there.  Let us help you through it.

     

     

Published On: September 16, 2009