As a “youth”, I’m not at all alien to the experience of having my “moments of crises”. Most of these “crises” do not actually warrant…

As a “youth”, I’m not at all alien to the experience of having my “moments of crises”. Most of these “crises” do not actually warrant serious attention (because I am an adolescent and what I perceive to be grave is actually quite trivial). There have been times I’ve observed in other people’s lives, however, that could be described as crises that were simply brushed off as normal teenage/human experiences.   What I can’t always tolerate from people who should care and who should be supportive are saying things like “there are people much worse off than you. Why do you complain?” or “what do YOU have to be stressed about?” I can kind of understand if the people saying these things are going through problems of their own. But that’s it, isn’t it? We sometimes get so wrapped up in our problems that we ignore that of other’s.span>   Or sometimes the reverse happens. We get so wrapped up in other’s problems that we forget our own.   I am not at all saying that absolutely everything that a young person sees as a “crisis” should be branded as such, nor am I encouraging people to help others with every problem they have or to focus squarely on one’s own situation. What I’m saying is that we should have some sort of balance between the needs of others and that of our own.   – Allyson