“Pity is the most agreeable feeling among those who have little pride and no prospects of great conquests.” -Friedrich Nietzsche
If you choose to identify yourself as a victim, people will feel sorry for you (if you’re lucky), but they wont feel sorry enough.
No matter how much sympathy others may display for your sorrows, they will always return, in the end, to a place of focusing on their own problems and their own dreams.
Self-pity is like fool’s gold. it attracts a lot of attention, but ultimately, you can’t cash it in.
It reminds me of the toy money my parents would let me play with when I was a kid. It felt good to wallow around in it for awhile, but it had no real purchasing power. The moment I tried to do something practical with it, I immediately discovered how useless it was.
if you have plans to sit around feeling sorry for yourself, don’t expect a big payoff.
No one has ever created a life of beauty or bliss through brooding and sulking.
Pity has no power. Only self-determination has power.
Don’t be pitiful. Be powerful.