Hey coop, I was kind of leery about answering because I always end my post's with "stay strong" but just thought I'd throw this out there.
My thought is that how could I ever know what another person has been through. While we're here actually talking about our pain how many are walking through this life living like zombies, cold, empty, broken. I really don't like people myself, I find this existence so hard sometimes, and looking around it seems like people are so selfish and hurtful. But the one thing that keeps me from lashing out is what if I lashed out at a fellow survivor or another lost soul. How could I possibly know what that person has gone through. I know how hurt I've been, how another's words or action's have hurt me to the core. How could I ever make someone else's life harder, how could I ever add to another person's pain. Who know's if that person deserves it or not.
I'm not saying there aren't people that deserve it but who am I to make that decision. I could very well be wrong, and I couldn't live with myself if I ever added to another's pain.
Maybe they're suffering worse than I am.