It's always helpful to put one's problems in perspective. It's downright amusing to watch a writer of 1806 put the minor woes of people of early-nineteenth-century England in perspective.
James Bereford devotes an entire book to this theme in The Miseries of Human Life, a satirical work that still holds up rather well today.
To quote the review which appeared in the Supplement to La Belle Assemblée, or, Bell's Court and Fashionable Magazine, for the Year 1806:
It is a raillery of those minor miseries, those petty disappointments, those minute obstructions of comfort which constitute the character of life, and occasion many to imagine themselves as superlatively miserable as those who are suffering under objects of more dignity and magnitude.