The benefit of self pity


Hi there, I see my brain going into self-pity mentality when I think my body, my sleep or my life is not good enough.

So this self-pity is an emotion I indulge in. As for all indulgent emotions, I should be benefiting from it in some way. I thought this can be the comfort of staying in a place that is already known, but as I often find myself feeling sorry for myself I wonder whether there is something more to it, i.e an immediate reward that feels safe but prevents me from evolving into new directions.

Given your own expertise, might you suggest to me some ways you see self-pity being beneficial to people?

The investigation is on me, I absolutely know that, but I also think some hint can help me open my eyes and dig deeper into this modality of mine.

Thanks for helping!