There's certain people who have shit lives who you just run out of sympathy for, aren't there?
I know this guy with an utterly shit life. He's forty something, lives with his parents, has had years of mental health problems, never had a sex life, has no friends, chronic shyness etc. And I used to have a fair bit of sympathy for how shit his life was.
But he's insanely self-obsessed. I've once again seen him on another messageboard I use from time-to-time whining about how shite his life is and what a terrible state he's in (which he frequently does outline in detail, both on the internet and in person) and I'm starting to think "well, you're getting out of life what you're putting into it".
Obviously I know it's not that simple - I encounter people with severe personality disorders through my work and appreciate some people are in a real mess and they've been through various shit that influences their behaviour but, at the same time, surely people are ultimately responsible for their choices of behaviour nonetheless.
So do you think some people just deserve to be miserable and alone?