Let Down in Off-Topic Posted March 19, 2011 · Report reply i hope you resolve whatever it is that brings you down, but do realize that all the suffering we endure is due to our own actionswhat about suffering caused by the injustice of others? WHATEVER you are going through...like it or not, if you don't look at is subjectively but OBJECTIVELY and from a top-down perspective....the fact that you arent worried if your gonna eat tomorrow....the fact that you don't live under 1 $ a day puts you in the top half of the world already.maybe the top half of the world as far as food goes. victims of abuse suffer in the West just as much as they suffer in the East. In the East, the suffering, at least the known suffering, is often of a collective nature. As such, it is usually easier to endure than is suffering in isolation. Victims of abuse often suffer in isolation which is a completely different beast. Abuse happens everywhere and i think it is wrong to trivialize a person's suffering because they happen to live in the west. It is all unfortunate.