Friday, June 8, 2012

Get over yourself, your highness...

I really hate when people deem another person's problems as irrelevant because they compare that person's issues to their own and decide that they have it worse so the other person has no right to vent or complain. 

Fuck off.


It's stupid and petty to act like some one's issues aren't relevant or important because you think yours are worse. Of curse you think yours are worse, you're the one having to deal with them.  Even if they are worse, that still doesn't make it okay for you to belittle their issues and the way they feel about them.

Guess what? By your own logic, you have no room to complain either because there will always be someone out there with worse problems in a worse place in life than you are. There are people in the world starving and dying from no food. People living without electricity. Homeless people. People who would think themselves lucky if they had some clean water to drink. Even without going to those extremes, there are still those out there that have it worse than you do. So by your own way of thinking, your problems aren't that bad and you should be happy it's not worse than it could be, right? Right.

I don't understand what people get out of that. I don't see how having the worse problems could make anyone feel superior. Maybe if you're playing a game to get sympathy points then okay but not many feel sorry for the asshole that just essentially told them to shake it off because they have it worse. 

Everyone has issues, problems, trouble in life, some type of adversity they end up faced with sooner or later, etc. Dealing with something you perceive to be harder doesn't make you any smarter, superior, wiser or overall better than anyone else.


Jack and Jill said...

I am so familiar with this phenomenon. "I am really tired. The baby was up three times last night." "Yeah, well I didn't sleep at all last night. My lumbago was flaring up." I can almost understand people using their own accomplishments to downplay the accomplishments of others; that's something to be proud of, at least. But acting superior because you have it worse than someone else? That's brainless. You didn't do anything to make your situation worse than the other person's. Well, maybe you did, but at the end of the day it doesn't make you the champ. It just makes you an asshole.


Carrie Anne said...