While I pondered weak and weary this question, this query just came calling to me... and I don't know
if it's even answerable:
Is humble pie comfort food?
If to eat humble pie means to feel humiliated, then it is never a comfortable state to be in. If it is
simply to feel apologetic, then some comfort can be found. To feel apologetic is to recognize that you
were wrong in some way, and at the same time this is to see what is right. To recognize something as
right, or to come to see a value is always a comfort.
I see the question as being about whether there are times when we have eaten humble pie when the
right thing to do was carry on the fight. Then we are eating 'comfort food' in a bad sense. It is
comforting to absolve oneself of responsibility, to feel sorry for oneself, to pass the buck on to others.