Posted by R. Berg on May 31, 2003
In Reply to: There is always someone worse off than you posted by ESC on May 31, 2003
: : "There is always someone worse off than you"
: : What does this really mean?
: It means that no matter how bad your life is, there's always someone who is in a worse situation. I cried because I had no shoes. Then I met a man who had no feet.
: That's supposed to cheer you up. But it doesn't, usually.
It might work for people given to Schadenfreude.