To pity somebody is to acknowledge their struggle. But it also doubts their ability to face this struggle.
To pity somebody is to feel sorry for their plight. But it also undermines their ability to change it.
To pity somebody is to wish for their life to be better. But it also entails a feeling that they are helpless.
When we pity somebody, we mix sympathy with condescention.
The root cause of our suffering isn’t a crisis itself but our inability to face it. Alternatively, true happiness can only be found in overcoming our challenges and being equal to them.
Some of the people we pity are proud, strong and resilient people who are equal to the challenges of their life. Such people don’t need our pity. Instead, they deserve our respect.