1. Since I'm not the worst afflicted person in the world my feelings aren't justified.
2. Since I haven't died in a war my feelings aren't justified.
3. Since I wasn't beaten up by LAPD because of being black my feelings aren't justified.
4. Since I'm not the poorest person in the world and living in poverty then my feelings aren't justified.
I don't think that's what everyone is saying, bro. You gotta expect a decent amount of good-natured ribbing with a thread like this.
Life's what you make of it...or more precisely, how you react to it. Getting all melancholy because sh*t sucks doesn't make sh*t suck any less. If you find yourself in a rut...just pull a Constanza and do the opposite of what you would normally do. I know it's from a sitcom, but it actually does work.
Its been a rough go. Id rather not get into specifics. Having a chronic depression problem doesnt help. But I do agree. Attitude goes a long way.
Life is tough dude. Everybody but everybody goes through rough patches in their life. Feeling sorry for yourself isn't going to change that. Worrying about everything and stressing over the things you can't control can get you sick, like I did. Talking about it helps a lot. I never talked about anything until my wife made me start talking.