A quote I liked.

I came across this quote on Facebook and I’ve been thinking about it a lot. So I wanted to share here. I agree with this 100%. It has happened to me and it made me cringe. Saying, “Someone has it worse.” doesn’t make the pain go away and it doesn’t help.
I’ve heard a lot of people give advice based on, “Oh Well! Cheer up… Others have it worse.”
It just makes the person whose in pain want to retreat and stop sharing.
Wish I knew who wrote this because it’s a gem. We all need this reminder… we’re all human at the end of the day and we feel things differently.

Quote by anonymous

7 Comments Add yours

  1. I agree 100%.

    I too, struggle with a lot as much as everyone else.
    And also, hide the way I feel and pain within.
    A few of my close friends and even family members are like that. They prefer I cheer up and move on…and I get angry at them for even giving me half-ass advice.

    Who are they to tell me how I feel? They’ve never experienced what I’ve been through. Or, never been on my shoes for that matter.

    It seems to me people don’t want to hear how other’s are in pain and burden them with such. I think its unfair because like you said, we are all human and we need to communicate and share our pain with others in order for us not to feel alone. Together.

    Man, Zeina…you brought something out of me to write how I felt about this quote. Thank you.

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    1. I know what you mean and I agree. This quote made me so emotional and it made me re-think how I deal with the people around me.

      If you do write something about it. Please send me the link in the comments here. I’d love to see it.

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      1. Here’s one thing my girlfriend and I learned. Our own family members and a few close friends of ours. We are extremely careful at how we express our emotions to them. Yes, that bad. They we’re raised to suck it up, or ignore the situation. It’s very sad and disappointing that our families and close friends can just shrug off human sadness and conversation.

        So, how do we let out our emotions? My girlfriend and I, just sit down and talk about how we are feeling and we let out tears. We cry a lot and understand each other and listen.

        Follow your gut instinct and be cautious in who you let you emotional feelings out with. Careful who you trust and most importantly…follow your heart if you feel these people you can count on you can express your emotions to them. Trust me…my girlfriend and I, have each other and I can cry to her without her telling anything just crying and her showing compassion and understanding.

        The Despondency series poems…I’m still writing them as I feel an emotional hurt so I’ll let you know when I will post it and send it to you.

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      2. This is beautiful! You’re lucky to have someone you can speak to so honestly and just let your feelings out. It’s therapeutic to talk deeply and cry it out with someone.
        I agree that you can’t share with everyone, even the close people. I have 2 people I can email and share anything with them. But nobody to talk to in person.
        So I mostly write it out and it’s one of the reasons I opened the blog. To let it all out.
        Looking forward to read your posts 😀 Thanks for sharing 😀

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      3. It’s as if – you and I, share a lot in common when it comes to talking to certain people on email or blog than talking to someone in person. I know exactly how you feel and it can get emotional at times because we all want to talk to someone and share such deeply emotional feelings about life and how this world is in terrible shape.

        The blogging platform is the best way to communicate and have someone on this cyberworld understand how you feel because they are going through it and we are not alone.

        My next post is tomorrow. Keep at eye out. 🙂

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  2. Manessah B. says:

    I had to do a double look at this quote and remembered you shared it with me the other day when we talked. This is a powerful message and I agree we shouldn’t minimize the struggles of others. I understand why they say “someone has it worse” because it is a very true statement. You may be complaining about not having the right kind of shoes to wear for a date or job interview, but there’s someone out there with no feet at all. Obviously that struggle would make looking for a pair of shoes seem so insignificant, but it’s still a struggle for that person, right? It’s about their struggle, not the struggles of others around them. Really love this quote and so glad you shared it with others, sissy.

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    1. ♥♥
      I have no words for this…You always take it a step further…twinny♥ I’m so glad you liked it!

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