Don’t invalidate people’s struggles because you’ve been through worse. If someone is tired after working for 5 hours and you worked for 7, it doesn’t mean that they’re not allowed to be tired. It doesn’t mean they can’t feel what they’re feeling just because you’ve had it worse.
My manager is an asshole. I never ask for breaks and I asked her if I could sit down for 5 minutes to eat after working 7 hours. She yelled at me because "I work 14 hours and never get breaks blah blah blah." Like yeah, but you get to sit sometimes, I don't. We're totally dead and I just want 5 minutes. Not even like 5 minutes straight, but just consecutively. I know I should complain to upper management and that this breaks OSHA code but I don't wanna cause problems because I'm new.