Life’s most underrated emotion is self-pity. Lionel Shrive
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During my worst depression which occurred after my suicide attempt in the morning all I would have is coffee and a cigarette.
While in treatment I came to realize that I was not alone immersed in the habit. Along with that I big dose of self-pity. Remember, this was before the phase of hospitals and public places banning smoking. I have been admitted in two different hospitals and both had rooms for the smokers.
While having that smoke it felt like it was a contest to see who had the best pity story. The issues were vastly different with each person.
I have now quit smoking. I now have coffee, but, I also have breakfast each morning. Self-pity tries to rear it’s ugly head. There are times I start to fall into that trap, mostly when I am alone and feeling lonely. There are even moments when I think about having a smoke thinking how nice it would feel to soothe my jittery nerves.
So, I have learned that it seems that coffee, cigarettes, and pity-parties are great friends!