True Or Not...

I really dislike being told "it could be worse". True or not, those words minimize my pain.  When I'm told that it could be worse, I feel worse than I do already. 

I feel bad because I feel bad.

I understand that oodles of people are in dire straits.  I know how fortunate I am to live in a nice house and have food in the cupboards.  I know that I've got it good.

That doesn't change the fact that in some ways I've got it bad. 

So don't tell me about people suffering in other countries.  Don't feed me guilt-laden stories of sick children or wounded puppies.

Don't minimize my pain by telling me how much worse other people have it.
Plaid Plaid
31-35, F
Sep 21, 2012