Oprah.com writer Martha Beck says that there are two types of people in this world - those who relive past experiences to teach and relate and those who just do it out of self-pity. Oh, and she'd like the second group to 'shut up.'
Ms. Beck, your employer's media empire is built on a parade of vocal self-pitiers and the voyeurs who love them. My daddy committed incest - "Oh, how awful?" - and it ruined my life - "Well, of course it did" - and I wanted to share my story - "Dr. Phil should tell her how to pick up the pieces!"
Oprah, better shut Ms. Beck down before people start taking responsibility for their own well-being.