Have you ever experienced where the ones who claim to be for free speech are the ones usually wanting to take it away from you? These are the people who will do everything humanly possible to destroy you. Free speech is great for them until they decide they don't like what you're saying. When they don't like what you've said, they then start planning your demise and relishing in your misery. The rules don't apply to them but there they are dictating to the rest of us how things should be handled.
I've been hurt by more people claiming to be my friend than people who are the enemy. You know what to expect from your enemies and you're always on guard. Unlike your friends where your guard is down making you more vulnerable to them. You can't really trust anyone anymore and it does become miserable to go through life never trusting anyone again. You put up such a wall where actual genuine friends might be pushed away because it's the only way you know how to protect yourself.
If you have to keep on reminding people what a great person you are, then there might be something wrong with you. If you're a nice person, you don't have to keep on telling us. If you have to go around telling everyone your accomplishments and the people you claim to have helped, then you might be only helping these people just so to play hero. A lot of us help others without feeling the need to rush out and tell everyone. Many real heroes are silent heroes and are just happy knowing they helped change the world for the better.
This doesn't apply to everyone but it's just my own personal experience.