Pity parties... wonderful things, aren't they? Feeling sorry for yourself has to be the best feeling in the world, right? Let’s even throw in feeling like the world owes us something.
Now we’ve really got a party going…
Well, that's until the majority of a country decides that it's time to throw one.
I'm extremely tired, fed-up, and irritated with this pity-party, America, so I'm here to crash it with some advice and opinions from the big, bad, scary thing we normal people call the real world.
So, let’s get right to it, shall we?
I’m not into this whole “pity me” trend, because, quite frankly, it’s bullshit. It’s an excuse you use for not putting any effort into your own life. It’s a way of blaming the fact that you’re not doing crap for yourself, on someone else.
YOU are not where you want to be in life because YOU are not putting forth the effort needed to get there.
You’re not being treated unfairly. The world isn’t out to get you. No one goes out of their way to make you miserable or to ruin your life (you do that just fine, all on your own).
No one’s life is 100 percent perfect all the time. That’s just not how life works, and as adults, I think you ought to know that by now.
Then again, your heads are shoved so far up your asses that you can’t see the light of day, so I guess it’s kind of hard to notice the people around you.
No one is having shit handed to them (unless you are living off a trust fund). No one is skipping over you while handing out free shit to the rest of the world. No one is singling you out (except me, by giving you this wakeup call/ dose of reality).
You get out of life, what you put into it.
Maybe if you spent more time working, listening, learning, doing just about anything people consider productive, you’d get more out of life.
But no, that’s too hard.
That might actually be work and why should you have to do that when John from down the street isn’t working (News Flash: Maybe John from down the street is working and you just don’t know about it. Or maybe his life is just as shitty as yours. Who knows?).
You think that you should be handed everything on a silver platter because someone has a better life than you.
Grow. The. Hell. Up.
We are not in Kindergarten, we are adults. You can’t throw a fit and expect to be given what you want because people don’t want to hear you whining constantly.
What you can expect is people like me telling you to shut up and grow up. What you can expect is for people to believe that you are an utter moron for thinking you have been wronged. What you can expect is for everyone living in the real world to be confused as hell, trying to figure out who owes you something.
No one owes you shit.
We don’t have fairy god-mothers that come along and magically make our lives better. This isn’t Cinderella.
We have the hard work we put in to maintain this thing you call the “good life”.
This is the real world.
Welcome. Come on in. Have a seat. Make yourself comfortable because this is life and there is no way of getting around it.
Not happy with your life?
Then change it.
It is not my job, or anyone else’s for that matter, to make your life great or easy. It’s your job.
So, the next time you decide to hold a pity party for yourself, make it as far away from me as possible. Don’t even send me an invite, because I can guarantee I won’t be RSVP-ing to that shit.
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