It is said that to have compassion for others,
we must first have compassion for ourself. But
that has nothing to do with having an
"I'm a victim, poor me" attitude. The symptoms
of this dis-ease are thinking that others words,
the way they look at you, the way they treat you,
and so on, justify feeling angry, offended, sad,
or any other similar adjectives. It's just one of
the mind's major ways to keep you its slave and
keep you too busy to realize that you need not
invest any energy in any of those judgmental
negative thoughts,feelings, or physical reactions.
Witness your self-suffering and drop it or sooth
it as you expect a compassionate deity would do.