I have no idea what you’re going through.
I couldn’t possibly know.
After all, it’s your life, and your personality and circumstances are unique to you.
So, it’s doubtful that I can relate.
Besides, I have my own problems.
I don’t have to deal with the issues you face, but I do have to address the daily task of managing challenges and coping with stress in ways that are unique to me.
But that’s neither here nor there, because, ultimately, you and I aren’t in competition which each other.
The Universe isn’t awarding points to the person who makes the best case for why their life is more difficult than anyone else’s.
No bonuses are being given to the individual with the most unique and unrelateable set of problems.
We’ve all been dealt a hand that has some less than exciting cards in the mix, and we each must face the task of making the best use out of the resources we’ve been given.
Everyone has the following decision to make: we can feel self-righteous about our own particular problems, sticking our noses in the air at those who seem to have it easier than us, or we can embrace our contrasting experiences as creative challenges, sticking our chests out in pride because we dared to meet the demands of our unique evolutionary path.
You can feel superior to others because of what you’re going through or you can feel superior to what you’re going through because of they way you choose to handle it.
I’m choosing the second option.
What about you?