You confuse your account balance with your self-worth
The balance on your account is just a number. Yet, we tend to be emotional with that number. When this balance is not up to our standards, we may feel shame and self-pity.
That’s exactly what overweight–or even thin–people feel when on the scale. The number on the scale feels like it describes their self-worth, when it doesn't!
The result of this confusion is that you might be afraid to even open up those new bills. Or, you might avoid dealing with your debt because it's just way too scary to do so. But the good news is that it's just a number–it doesn't have anything to do with who you are.
self-pity n.自憐； 自哀
I was unable to shake off my self-pity.
scale n.規模； 比例（尺）； 魚鱗； 級別
The storm measured 10 on the Beaufort scale .