The other day I was engaging in one of my favorite past times: complaining about my life and then quickly regretting being so ungrateful and ending each sentence with, “I know it could be so much worse”.
And then my incredibly wise roommate said, “Pain is pain is pain”. I live with some great people.
So then I was thinking about that statement, and how unfair it is for us to constantly compare our struggles to the struggles of others because we are all different. Yes, being compassionate is always worth it, even if we can’t exactly understand or comprehend what someone is going through.
But we shouldn’t feel guilty about having struggles in our lives, or being frustrated with how things are going.
We act like there is some kind of cosmic sad formula and if, and only if, all the variables match up, then finally we are allowed…
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