On the ‘Uniqueness’ of Your Suffering

You’re not special just because you suffer. Everyone suffers. You may think or feel that your suffering is somehow different, that your suffering is unique, or that you are the only one in the world going through this type of pain – but you are wrong. Many people have experienced the kind of pain that you are experiencing. There are innumerable people who have suffered the same pain that you have gone through – people who lived before you, people who are living right now, and people who will live after you are dead.

Your suffering is not unique, it is not special, and it is not different. Many people have gone through what you are going through – so your suffering does not make you unique. In all honesty this post is supposed to cheer you up – its supposed to show you that others have gone through what you have gone through, and that this ‘pain’ is not something only you have – a myriad of others have experienced it too.