so what if people just tell themselves that someone else has it worse when they don’t actually know that so that they can try and convince themselves that someone else has survived whatever shit they’re going through when really, that doesn’t matter because what one person might consider “worse”…
In some respects the people who say that kind of thing are using it as a reverse of someone they look up to. It’s a motivation. That if someone else can get through some shit then so can I.
But it’s true, we can only work with the experience we have lived through. That’s our gage on what we can and can not survive through.
So maybe instead. We remind our selves that we have been through things, horrible things, amazing things, we’ve been through life and we’ve made it through so far. And all we have to do is just keep making it through.
That’s the key to it all. How do you survive life? Don’t die.
“She said, ‘I’m so afraid.’ And I said, ‘why?,’ and she said, ‘Because I’m so profoundly happy. Happiness like this is frightening.’ I asked her why and she said, ‘They only let you be this happy if they’re preparing to take something from you.”—Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (via psych-facts)