Case of Foolishness?

Squeezing some ice,
he screams in pain.
But he only had to let it go
to end the needless pain.

Crystal clear is the case of foolishness above.
So should I stay here to suffer fools (to exhaust my negative karma),
or am I a fool too for staying here (to perpetuate this negative karma),
to suffer needless pain?

I have to be honest with myself,
of how much of the pain is self-induced.
If it is mostly so,
going elsewhere might be just as painful?