The one of the biggest faults a person (especially a believer)
could ever commit is to allow oneself to fall into the pit of self-pity. Several factors may contribute to it forcing a slow shift in gravity towards one's head, and mistakenly considering themselves King or Queen of the world. After a few seconds of this sudden shift they wonder why the the rules of their "kingdom" and their "royal subjects" doesn't pander to their every whim and fancy. These thoughts, fueled by a series of unfortunate events
, would cause their little heads to puff up with self-importance gradually elevating themselves to new heights (all the while these thoughts occur only in their imaginations)
. Those daring enough to try to bring them back to earth are kicked to the curve while those who try to shoot the air of self-importance from the poor soul's inflated noggin with well-intentioned reminders have their bridges burned. Of course, eventually, the inflated self can only fly to a certain height before the loss of attention causes the balloon to burst sending him or her crashing down. In the middle of this huge crater they've created, embarrassment and shame will overtake them causing them to either take their own lives or they could fall down on their knees and beg for forgiveness from those they've inconvenienced.