It is far easier to know how to help others, than it is to help ourselves. Perhaps it’s got something to do with the fact that other people’s problems aren’t our problems.
That said, some of us are good at sorting our own issues out and tend not to over-complicate things, where others may complicate things. It also depends on whether the issue we have to deal with is life changing. But unless we’re thinking clearly, the issue may always seem distorted.
Although it’s easy to see things clearer on what others deal with, it’s not always easy for us to do it for ourselves. Where we have fears that make our issues feel and seem daunting, looking at someone else’s issues won’t give us that, because we’re completely emotionally detached.