I’d rather be in a long-distance relationship with a person who’s right for me than living with someone who is wrong for me.
So, the next time you congregate with co-workers around the dull hum of a projector, try your best to avoid embodying the above archetypes. Who knows? You might even accomplish something.
By saying “it could be worse,” you’re pointing out something that is, yes, objectively true, but also, completely irrelevant and insensitive.