Thanks to the powers of social media, we can now do it publicly.
Those who have hurt and humiliated themselves, vent their frustration on Facebook and start fishing for some sympathy:
“Life is so unfair! Look what happened to me. Client X did this. Colleague Y said that. My agent doesn’t love me anymore… Woe is me!”
Yes, you’re a miserable son of a gun. Let’s have a pity party and invite some friends. Shared suffering is double the fun, but don’t expect me to join in.
I don’t want to borrow your sorrow and smooth it over with a platitude and a positive attitude because