The fact about any situation is everything is relative. When you think one situation is bad, that is because you are comparing it to something you perceive is better. One of my favorite examples of this comes in a letter from a college student to her parents:
Dear Mum and Dad,
Apologies for taking so long to write, but my writing utensils were destroyed in the fire at my apartment. I am out of the hospital and the doctor says that I should be able to lead a normal healthy life. A handsome young man called Sumanth saved me from the fire and kindly offered to share his apartment with me. He is very kind and polite and from a good family, so I think you’ll approve when I tell you that we got married last week. I know you’ll be even more excited when I tell you that you are going to be grandparents very soon.
Actually there wasn’t a fire, I haven’t been in hospital, I’m not married and I’m not pregnant, but I did fail my biology exam and I just wanted to make sure that when I told you, you put it in a proper perspective.
- No matter how thin you slice it, there are always two sides – Baruch Spinoza
- We are not retreating. We are just advancing in another direction – General George Patton.
- There is no such thing as bad weather – only the wrong clothes – Billy Connolly
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