The one sure way to make your problems smaller

Simply become aware of the problems of others.

Feeling sorry for yourself? Take a walk around the children’s ward of your local hospital. Stop and talk to the kids. Ask them why they’re there and see how they are coping.

If you are a human being this is guaranteed to work.

Perhaps you have really big problems in your life and you see the point I’m making but you just don’t think it will work?
In that case you should travel to the Congo and find a village in a troubled area. Talk to the local people and hear them talk about the marauding bandits that roam the countryside. Listen to them as they talk about how they live in fear of being attacked. How these bandits could attack their village at any time, unleashing unspeakable atrocities on them.

Then try to think of your own problems.

You will find that an amazing thing has happened.

Your problems will have changed. They are no longer what they once were, they are smaller and less significant. They may even appear petty.

You may even feel embarrassed to have even considered them problems in the first place.

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