Self Pity is a Consequence

Had coffee with a new friend yesterday, he used to be my nurse in hospital. We talked about the notion I learned with a wife with a terminal degenerative illness ‘don’t treat patients (anybody) like they are broken’.
This becomes, don’t treat yourself like you are broken.
(Life must be easy, without discomfort or inconvenience.
Emotional Consequences
Low frustration tolerance
Discomfort anxiety
Behavioral Consequences
Drug and alcohol abuse
Overindulgence in “feel good” behaviors (e.g., overeating)

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