Does Reverse Comparison Trap Alleviate Or Worsen Suffering?
Are you often told that other people have it worse than you? This phenomenon is what Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen refer to as the Reverse Comparison Trap. When you share your sufferings with people, their immediate response is to compare your pain with that of others in an attempt to console you. The question is, does it help? Or does it worsen your sufferings? Jason and Whitney believe the latter - when you're told that others have it worse than you, they essentially diminish your traumatic experience, worsening your pain. What then is the alternative? Join in the conversation and discover valuable insights on how best to handle your grief and that of others.
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