An excerpt from the amazingly wise tongue-in-cheek, kick-in-the-pants article “30 Ways to Make Yourself Miserable (Along with Everyone Around You)” by Lion Goodman:
This is a compilation of the top 30 ways to make yourself miserable (along with everyone around you). It’s a well-known fact that “Misery loves company.” Why hoard your suffering when it is so easy to share with others? Many people have made their families miserable. Some have succeeded in making their neighborhood miserable. There are historical records documenting experts who brought misery to entire civilizations. We can use these glorious accomplishments to compare ourselves to, which will allow us to feel incapable, miniscule, or completely unworthy (This is Technique 11, detailed below)…
I will have to admit that number 27 in the list is my personal pet peeve and Achilles’ heel all at the same time. If you’d like a good laugh (and kick right smack in the pants), I suggest you take some time to meander your way through this list: 30 Ways to Make Yourself Miserable (Along with Everyone Around You). It will simultaneously make you chuckle and wake you right up.