Most of the time gaining perspective is glorious; it snaps you out of your little bubble and forces you to see the bigger picture. I love when this happens.
But sometimes perspective can increase guilty feelings. Meaning, once we gain perspective, we look at our own trials and troubles as if they are meaningless and silly. This can make us feel guilty of ever worrying about those things in the first place.
Just remember: it's all relative. Just because your situation might not be the absolute most dire situation on earth doesn't mean you're not allowed to feel emotional,stressed,scared, etc about it. These emotions are completely natural and should be allowed to be felt and dealt with! The same goes for positive feelings too: just because something great in your life isn't the absolute best thing to ever happen on earth doesn't mean it should be celebrated!
So, as with pretty much everything, it's a balance. Seek out perspective, appreciate it, let it broaden your view on things and open your mind. But also remember that everything is relative, and your reality is just as meaningful as anyone else's.
What brings your world back into perspective?
Do you think you have trouble finding perspective in certain situations?
After gaining a new perspective, have you found yourself feeling guilty or ashamed about your own life?