If there is one thing I have learnt in life, it is that everybody hurts sometimes. No one hurts more than others.
And yet it seems that there is this competition going on “who has it tougher”.
I don’t get it: Aren’t we supposed to change what we don’t like in life, instead of continue being in a situation that cause us to complain day in and day out.
Isn’t insanity defined by the very act of doing the same thing over and over again, yet expecting a different outcome...?
If so, insanity is the new normalcy.
And that is just plain sad. It is certainly nothing to brag about.
If you don’t like the cards you have been dealt, then play a different game.
Why continue to play a game that you hate? That makes no sense.
Only humans tend to be addicted to misery and demand pity. It is an incredible selfish act, this trying to manipulate others via emotional pornography. Everyone deserves empathy and love, but using emotions to manipulate is pure selfishness.
I have never seen an animal feel sorry for itself. They take the hits, and then they move on. Kittens tumble and fall, and their mothers watch from a distance, ensuring that they can handle the hit, but don’t intervene unless a matter of life and death. They learn from an early age that “hey, life hurts, and it’s going to kick you til you lie down, so you might as well learn to protect yourself, lick your wounds, and then get back up”. Even when animals die, do they demand pity and cry? No, they carry themselves with pride, and bundle up to die. That is life. Death is a natural part of life. And if one has faith in God, then death is not the end.
Pain is universal, it’s not a competition about who hurts the most - because everyone hurts.
It is about finding a solution and healing the scars: Everyone deserves to be loved. And oftentimes those who cry in silence need it more than those who open the watergates in public in a vain attempt to gain pity and attention.