“I got wrapped up in my own suffering and forgot that some other people might be suffering too.”
It takes an extremely strong person to see and say this. Most people are suffering in one way or another (whether very small or very large.) Yet here, Oliver is able to step away from his own problems (which are quite huge), to see others’ perspectives and the fact that they are going through hardships too. Seeing and acknowledging this, and doing it without judgement, is one of his his greatest strengths. He is aware of the “The God Perspective” as I call it. The idea that just as he (Oliver) has a lot he is not saying and incredibly hard things he is processing through…so do others.