1st Prize for Worst Life

It’s easy to get into comparison debates to justify our irrational responses to situations. When we are not feeling our best, it’s even easier to fall into the trap of fishing for pity. Simple rule: Don’t explain yourself while bothered. Whether we are feeling depressed, anxious, angry, under the weather, stressed, overwhelmed, etc…you are not alone. Furthermore, it’s likely a solid statistic that you’re not currently holding the title for having the worst day or worst life. Even if you were, is that a title you’d be proud to claim? Chances are, as soon as this grand trophy was handed to you, the first thing you’d want to do is give it back. If before speaking, you just choose to say nothing, you’re likely to hear someone else begin telling some tale of woe. When you’re on the receiving end of such complaints, what are your reactions? How does it sound to you? Pity is for those who don’t “get it.” Feeling sorry for yourself or wanting others to feel sorry for you is not going to change any outcome. All you’re doing is piling negativity on for the sake of claiming the prize. Who wins in that scenario?

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Writer, Musician, Educator, Aspiring Stoic and Doting Father

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