I've seen many people agree with one another that they know what it feels like to be put down, or made to feel unimportant or lifeless.
See, this is where perceptions come into play.
Everyone has their own ways of thinking and think very different things. This applies to near enough everything. Feelings and emotions to view and opinions.
If someone is more emotionally venerable to harsh comments by a peer, is it really an equal feeling to, let's say, someone is being verbally abused by their father?
It is individual perceptions, based on experience, mostly.
Although, this is but one example of perceptions.
For example, if someone says that they went through a bad time in their life.
What exactly is a bad time?
It appears that everyone's story can be 'bettered' in a sense. That their "rough patch" was worse than yours.
Which is a fair point. If you were abused by someone, became depressed, suicidal, resulted in self harm (I can go on, although I wish not to) then compare it to someone who is undergoing a lot of stress from exams, is being a victim of divorce and is being separated in homes and fought for in the courts, then it is apparent that many people see either or as a worse scenario!
You perceive something to be worse.
Obviously, we all have to compare a scenario to a similar one to balance out the pros and cons and then asses the situation and in most cases, hopefully you offer advice to the person in that problem.
Of course, I believe there is beauty in everything. That all the people that have been through a bad time, can help one another, help them cope and be there for them.
This is a very good thing to do, I can vouch for that.
I have done it many times before. It makes friends, helps others, solves problems and hopefully makes you feel better about their problem, and yourself.
If you help someone with their problems, either by talking about it or consulting with others for them to seek help, then I praise you.
Not in that way, I do not worship anything. Ever.