When people compare tragedies


Many people have this bad habit of comparing their own personal hardships with hardships of another, what most seem to not understand is that what you went though is not comparable to what someone else went though due to the simple fact that different situations affect people differently. I always try to explain this by using an example of PTSD, there is this stigma that in order for someone to be diagnosed with this disease that they have to had been in the Military and gone through war. PTSD, or “Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood.” My tragedy might not be a tragedy to you but to me it is real.