Thank you for putting this down for everyone to read.
Ian Hind

Yes indeed Ian! Thanks for your comment.

Here is a quote by a friend of mine (Abiola Oke, after the Bataclan tragedy) which I believe applies to a wider scope, and sums up what you’re saying:

Perhaps the sooner we universally adopt a principle of equal value in life, perhaps we will begin to see a world where such tragedy doesn’t exist. (I remain) Hopeful.

The funny yet sad thing is that often these perceptions we have of everyone else being more successful, are based on falsehood. Here I shall plug a piece I wrote few weeks ago (which I believe somewhat describes this situation):

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.