Thoroughfare

ramblings and musings of a transient soul
Lovin my nails!

Lovin my nails!

Boasting is the response of pride to success.

Self-pity is the response of pride to suffering.

Boasting says, “I deserve admiration because I have achieved so much.”

Self-pity says, “I deserve admiration because I have suffered so much.”

Boasting is the voice of pride in the heart of the strong.

Self-pity is the voice of pride in the heart of the weak.


Boasting sounds self-sufficient.

Self-pity sounds self-sacrificing.


The reason self-pity does not look like pride is that it appears to be so needy. But the need arises from a wounded ego. It doesn’t come from a sense of unworthiness, but from a sense of unrecognized worthiness. It is the response of unapplauded pride.

—JPiper (via thoughttraffic)

We’re fine

We’re fine