Can Suffering be Measured?


Because of my current health situation I have been told by so many people “Oh I am so sorry, that’s so horrible, I can’t complain about my life now, you have it way worse then I do”. This makes me think to myself, can suffering really be measured? It may be true that there is always going to be someone else out there who has it “worse” then you, thats life, but, I think when you look at it from that perspective you should be using that statement as a means of controlling your own complaining, not as a means of belittling your suffering because in reality, what defines someone as really being “worse off?

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