I can't stand it when people say "you should be happy with what you got", or "there are people who are worse off." Do they actually stop and think before saying such things? My main problem is loneliness. I have no real friends, my only immediate family is my grandparents (we hardly ever talk), and I've never had a girlfriend. When it comes to the last one, people tell me I shouldn't be depressed because "the right one will come along" and "there's someone out there for everybody." They are basically telling me that life is like this big Hollywood movie, where everyone has a happy ending. If this is true, then what about those starving Ethiopians that I'm supposed to feel happy comparing myself to? Shouldn't they be happy knowing that one day they will get food, because in this fairy tale world nobody ever starves to death? And what kind of rotten person would actually feel better comparing themselves to the less fortunate? I appreciate having food, and I don't need to look at starving people to do so. If I were to actually feel happy looking at them, I would be one lousy person. Can you imaging someone walking around St. Jude, seeing all the dying children and saying "Boy, these people are much worse off than me! I feel so good now!" I'm pretty sure such a person would find themselves in a hospital.