Law of Relativity
Each person will receive as series of problems (Tests of Initiation/Lessons) for the purpose of strengthening the light within each of these tests/lesson to be a challenge and remain connected to our hearts when proceeding to solve the problems. This law also teaches us to compare our problems to others problem into its proper perspective. No matter how bad we perceive our situation to be, There is always someone who is in a worse position. Its all relative.
The spiritual and metaphysical aspects of this law of relativity tells us that everything in our physical world is only made real by its relationship or comparison to something. Light only exist because we compare it to dark. Good can only exist because we compare it to bad. Hot can only exist because we compare it to cold.
In fact, everything in our life just is until we compare it to something. Nothing in life has any meaning, except for the meaning that we give it. It is all in how you look at your situation and what thoughts and perspective you choose to think about the situation with. When you focus on good thoughts and energies, more good things will come to you. Likewise, if you focus on how bad your situation is, you will attract more bad.
You can always compare your life situation to someones else, and it will look better or worse depending on your view point and how you look at it. If you compare your situation to someones whose is worse yours will look better. No matter the situation at hand, 'There is always someone worse off and there is always someone better'.
However, from a spiritual point of view, we can remove barriers of labeling and accept everything 'as is'. From A New Earth by: Eckhart Tolle: "In form, you are and will always be inferior to some, superior to others. In essence, you are neither inferior nor superior to anyone. True self-esteem and true humility arise out of that realization. In the eyes of the ego, self-esteem and humility are contradictory. In truth, they are one and the same."