When you are going through some hardship and you encounter an even bigger problem, you suddenly realize that the original hardship wasn’t that bad.  You say to yourself, “It was pretty good back then.” 

If you’re having a good time but later it gets even better, you think, “It wasn’t all that good earlier.”

Circumstances are not good or bad. They just seem different depending on your perspective on the situation.

Illustration by Maseol