Happy first day of May!!!
A client shared THIS clip of comedian Pete Davidson on SNL with me and while it made us both laugh, I thought it was also a good way to bring up talking about the shades of gray in mental health.
One of my favorite books of all time, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl discusses (among other things) suffering. Frankl, a Holocaust survivor writes that suffering is a universal experience and one person’s suffering should not/cannot be measured against another’s.
That said, while suffering is universal, we may not all share the same ease to rebound from pain. I think that is part of Davidson’s point. While you may have experienced a panic attack, there are those who are unable to leave their homes for extended periods of time because their panic attacks are debilitating. And while one person’s suffering is not greater than another’s, we cannot presume to think we know exactly what others are going through.
I truly believe that laughter is the best medicine. If you have a video like this, please feel free to share it with me!