Pain doesn’t go away by focusing on it. Pain is a symptom, not a problem. Most problems need time and the body needs strength. Focusing on our own pain makes us weaker; then the problem grows, the pain worsens. And, if we don’t get wise to the cycle, the cycle will snowball into self pity.
As much as we’d like to think so, other people have much bigger problems than we do. They need us to put their problems ahead of our own.
In fact, as we help others, we might stay away from our own cycles of self pity.