I heard a comment today that stuck in my brain:
“We should all be grateful for our own problems.”
The gist of this is that many of us complain about things (our “problems”) that aren’t really big things, and if that’s all the problems we have, we are lucky, indeed.
It’s a good point. Most of the “problems” I think I have are minor compared to many others around me and in the world. People I know and care about have far worse health, financial and relationship problems than I do or ever have.
Most of my problems don’t threaten my health, wealth, relationship status or life in any real way. I don’t know the pain, struggle and suffering many others do.
My problems are those of a privileged status, by comparison.
I’m grateful for my problems. They could be far worse!