Living in self-pity is a horrible place to be.
The opening quote by Helen Keller is so spot on!
An excellent antidote for self-pity is doing something good for the world, i.e., getting out of ourselves and helping someone in need.
Isaiah 63:9, “In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy, he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.”