Maybe you think someone doesn't' have a lot on their plate compared to you.
But maybe their plate is smaller than yours and doesn't have a lot of room to begin with.
Or maybe their plate is paper, and their flimsy paper plate can't hold as much as your sturdy ceramic plate can.
I think this is a perfect analogy to explain how different each of our lives are. We all come from different backgrounds, we each have our own experiences, unique strengths and also weaknesses.
It's really all relative. We cannot compare our situation to others, nor judge someone for how they handle their situations or life. We can only focus on how we carry our own plate.
When we try to compare our plate to others, or what I really mean is if we try to do like others do, we lose sight of our true desires and needs. We end up following the wrong path; someone else's path, and we end up not pursuing what we really want and are happy doing in life.