The goal of suffering

Look at me suffer. I don’t want this. I did it to myself for you.
What is my goal? To repeatedly do something, even though it is irrational and painful, is a pattern to get results: attention, affirmation, validation, pity, or to signal misalignment.

Take responsibility for perpetuating your pain, or you will forever excuse your suffering upon the world and others.

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