Hardship is universal. I think we (naturally) tend to get bogged down in our own problems, and require a shift in perspective to align things to a more neutral centre. I, like everyone, have my own hardships to bear: things that are normal and mostly manageable, but have the power to completely overwhelm. Isolation, emotional sadness, worry. But things crop up to place things into perspective.
I had two conversations this weekend that made me realise that everyone has problems, and we all have our crosses to carry: no one has it easy. The people you perceive as happy have cracks below the surface, and the problems you have might not be as bad as you think.
What we feel is ours, and it naturally gets exaggerated, because we're the only people in our heads. Sometimes you simply need a chat with someone to make you realise what is big, and what is little. It all turns out in the wash.