Everything is relative, or so the saying goes. Meaning, when your kid is crying over a scraped knee, it probably won't make him feel any better to be reminded about the classmate who broke his leg. Who cares about what that kid did to his leg last summer, my knee hurts right now! But even if kids haven't learned to put their troubles in perspective, the practice can still be a huge sanity-saver for parents.
Especially if you're someone like comedian and dad Louis C.K., whose no B.S. brand of humor puts self-pitying melodrama in its place perfectly. As you'll see in this footage, taken from the comic's appearance on Jay Leno's couch, when what started out as banal banter turned into a scathingly funny send-up of privileged American kids, racism, and more.