There is a psychological tool called ‘social comparison’. We may feel thst we have rotten lives but just taking a look at the lives of ither people in our own society , not getting to other societies, we see poverty, hunger , mental illness and abuse as a part of many lives . So yeah, there are some rough spots in our lives , but we probably have some kind of a handle on them . When we look at others we can say ‘ I guess I have it pretty good what you think about this? did you get it?