I’ve heard a lot of stories lately, and I’m sure you have too:
– Who got dumped right before the start of the weekend?
– Whose parents are splitting up?
– Who got fired?
– Who had a huge fight with their best friend just before heading off for their first summer house share weekend?
The list goes on and on. And most stories end with the inevitable, “I feel sorry for her.”
But do you really? Feeling glad you aren’t her…that’s not feeling sorry for her. Hate to say it, but that’s using someone else’s problems to feel better about yourself. That’s just false confidence (and something to gossip about), and in the end, it doesn’t help you or the person that really needs your support.
So the next time you hear yourself saying, “I feel sorry for her,” stop and think about saying, “She needs a friend. How can I help?” You’ll both end up feeling better!