"Stop feeling sorry for youself" That's all I've heard all my life.
Is it wrong to feel sorry for yourself? If not then why do people say it to people that are feeling down?
I think it's wrong to say that to someone that is upset about something.
Feeling sad and depressed is normal, and there's nothing wrong with feeling sad when something bad happens. The point at which is becomes a bad thing is when you let it consume you and stop you from continuing to live your life. Even when life kicks you in the groin and you feel like you're at rock-bottom, you still need to live your life and try always to better yourself.
answered Oct 08 '10 at 21:24
When feeling depressed its really hard to see outside of the storm.
Its easy to get stuck in a mental-sad-rut and believe everything is down, where it almost becomes a behavioural pattern.
In my teens i would get depressed a lot - i think it has a lot to do with growing up/changing, everything happens in extremes for a while etc
Thats not to say I don't still get depressed from time to time - however now when im feeling sad, i find im better equipped to deal with it - and often find my self keen to do something to break the down-spell and get on with it.
Play a sport, or go for a walk, go crazy listening to some of your fav music - do something to get the body/mind working.
Feeling sad isn't a bad thing - however try to identify what might be making you sad. If there is a certain situation in your life making you sad, then that is something you will end up having to deal with.
If your just in a sad mood - get out doors, read a book, go for a hike, have a picnic etc etc... life's too short :)
Hey dude, yeah I'm feeling down lately :/ almost to cry, and that's okay and normal to me.
Now I'm going back to my little corner with my Emo depression.
answered Oct 08 '10 at 21:18
Of course not. We all go through some misery sometimes. I think it's perfectly normal to feel bad for one's self.
answered Oct 08 '10 at 21:26
There's nothing wrong with feeling down once in a while. However, if it's happening on a consistent basis, the healthiest thing you can do is identify the problem or the specific thing that you find yourself lacking.
People make their own happiness. I found myself facing depression for a while, and there is no better remedy than being around people that support you. If this is not something you have access to, it wouldn't be a bad idea to join a club or association with which you share common interests.
Feeling sorry for yourself is okay, and in a way it's healthy. You're recognizing that you're not content with the way your life is currently going. The key thing is to change this feeling and have a good long thinking session about what you could change in your life to make yourself an overall happy person :)
Good luck - and remember, if it's a recent life event that has you down, know that it will get better. It always does.
answered Oct 08 '10 at 22:07