Originally Posted by Outis
Yeah but I have arms and legs and I'm fucking miserable. Which makes me feel guilty for being so ungrateful. You see these inspiring stories where people overcome such terrible things, and they make me more depressed because these people are doing better than me despite their problems.
First of all, try not to compare yourself to others. Instead, only strive to be better than yourself. It's a small tweak in your thinking that can make you a happier, especially if you do it for a long period of time.
Second, for the type of guilt you are experiencing one of the best things to do is to forgive yourself for being the way that you are. That doesn't mean that whatever you did (or didn't do) to feel guilty should be condoned or forgotten. It means that you are going to try to implement changes, and be careful not to repeat the same mistakes. Find ways (no matter how small or seemingly insignificant) to make up for what you have or haven't done.