How often do you hear that? And what is your reaction when you do? I've heard it quite a lot from family. - They tell me that I have it better than a lot of other people in the world - That I should he grateful for the things I do have - Things aren't as bad as I make them out to be - I have no right to complain...just look at everything going on in the world - And, of course, those dreaded words...it could be worse I know there is a lot of suffering in this world - suffering on all different types of levels. There's war, there's famine, there's murder, there's neglect. But don't you just hate hearing those words? Don't get me wrong, I'm so not the type of person to put myself above others, I don't exaggerate what I'm going through and I don't push other people's suffering to the back. I know I don't have it as bad as a hell of a lot of other people, and I am grateful that I have a home and a family and a job. But depression is an illness. I cannot just "get over it" and "cheer up." For a lot of people suffering with such things, things can't get any worse because that is simply how they feel. When it comes down to "emotional" suffering, I am a firm believer in...it's not how bad you have it - it's how it affects you and how you deal with it. Am I so selfish?