We all are deep down. Nobody suffers in silence when they’ve got tiny little niggly problems that annoy that fuck out of them, like me right now. I’ve got tonsillitis but really this applies to any mild illness, any broken bone, being stuck in because your friends are all busy or an electrical item not working properly. These are just a few examples of the vast amount of things that people have always bitched about and will continue to bitch about, probably until the end of time.
As a test, feel free to keep this in mind and go about your day as normal. I can guarantee that someone you know will moan about something that really isn’t anything more than a mild annoyance, hell you might even find yourself being the whiny bitch instead.
Here’s the one thing I really do try and keep in the forefront of my mind when one of these things is happening to me:
For every illness you have that takes maybe a week of antibiotics and rest to get over, there’s someone who doesn’t have access to a doctor and could quite easily die or have serious complications from the very same illness. For every broken bone you get that means six weeks in a cast, there’s someone to whom a broken bone means weeks of agony and it not setting as it’s supposed to which’ll only lead to more pain later in life. For every time you’re stuck inside when it’s sunny and have nothing to do, there’s someone who doesn’t get a choice in the matter and has to stay outside because they’ve got nowhere inside to go to. And for every electronical item that breaks for absolutely no reason and annoys the hell out of you for being such a waste of money, there’s someone who doesn’t have that amount of money to waste in a whole year, never mind a month.
And no, this isn’t some condescending and preachy “save africa!” bullshit speech. It’s true and it applies all over the world, there are people in the very same country you’re from, even in the very same city, who don’t have anywhere near the benefits you have.
Unless you’re actually one of those unfortunate souls but then hey, you wouldn’t really be reading this anyway.