I think that if I ever have kids and they are upset, I won’t tell them that people are starving in China or anything like that, because it wouldn’t change the fact that they were upset. And even if somebody else has it worse, that doesn’t change the fact that you have what you have.
— Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
I think this quote is funny because that was totally my parents when I was younger and even now. I do understand why people say that, but Chbosky is right, it doesn't change what you're feeling. You should really sympathize towards people who have less, but feelings are huge, and they can be hard to overcome just by sympathizing.