Truth: I have a hard time sympathizing with people.
Once, I think I explained it this way: “Nothing in the world frustrates me more than people who act victimized. Unfortunately, that includes legit victims.”
Maybe it’s how I was raised, maybe it’s just who I’ve become, but I believe in sucking things up and going on with life. Most of the pain and agony we experience because of our circumstances is unnecessary and brought on by ourselves.
I tend to be really harsh with people when they come to me with their problems, and have little patience for people who come to me time and time again, never having changed their attitude, and only allowing their problems to pile up.
My lacking fruits of the spirit? patience and gentleness.