Believing that kindness towards oneself or self-compassion is weak is like believing that having a broken leg and not being able to run on it is weak.
When your mind is in pain there is enough pain there to keep you going. There is no need to add to that pain by self-bullying and harsh words, like 'I'm stupid', or 'I'm weak', or 'I'm not worthy of attention or love'.
Much like if you climb a tree while drunk and fall off and break your leg, the pain and inconvenience of this broken leg is enough punishment - you don't need to add to it by calling yourself 'foolish' or indeed by kicking your broken leg with your healthy one.
However, this is exactly what we tend to do when struggling mentally - we then add to that pain with our words and actions.
Here's a suggestion: How about not doing that and be kind instead? Give your mind a rest - it's already suffering enough.
Your life, your choice!
This is a daily, micro-blog, taking less than 2 minutes to read, offering you insights into how presumptions, beliefs and stories shape our lives and worldview, for better or worse.