sayruss11 wrote:and "get perspective" means exactly what? a little vague to be helpful advice
Vague, really? It doesn't practically scream to be understood as 'there are far greater problems in life than that' or 'count yourself lucky if LSAT is the greatest of your issues' or 'a standardized exam is eons away from being worth you taking your life over it'? No?
Okay, I'll try harder.
Sometime in college, I noticed I'd been whining a lot about my life (mostly immigration induced types of stress that aren't worth recounting in detail). Mostly, I was complaining vociferously about things that would never have had me so nettled only a couple of years earlier. Having recognized that my skin had gotten thinner, I used some of the free time I had on my hands to take up volunteering and help out at an organization that provided housing for low income single mothers. After realizing that none of the clients -every one of whom was in a far tougher place in life than I was - ever complained half as much as I did, I was pretty ashamed of myself. I accordingly regained perspective, eliminated self-pity and moved along.
I'm not going to bother telling OP to go hang out with people less fortunate than himself. But I am going to bother telling him that he sorely lacks and needs perspective because it's completely true, no matter how much bullshit validation speak anyone chooses to spew ITT.