Ok but let’s talk about why “the other people have it worse than you” line is terrible:
Yes. I am aware of this. The logical part of my brain knows this. The empathetic part knows it too.
The IRRATIONAL ANXIOUS/DEPRESSED PART OF MY BRAIN IS JUST SCREAMING TOO LOUD THAT EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW HURTS
Then the rational part tries to soothe the irrational part and that awful anxiety logic of “yes. Other people do have it worse than me. Therefore I am even more of a failure than them because I can’t succeed/be a good human being/be happy and satisfied with my privileges” kicks in.
Then the anxious AND depressed parts start screaming even louder in unison.