Thinking about it, it's a source of supreme comfort to think that no matter what life throws my way in the future, its pretty hard to imagine any of it being worse than being circumsized (with no anesthetic! I realize this is the typical way) way back at age zero. Sure, I have no recollection of that catastrophic event at all, but that's a blessing I can't even describe. With any luck, that will be the lowest, most agonizing point of my life, and it's many, many years behind me.
Next time you're having a bad day, think about your (or your brother's, or your father's, or your boyfriend's) circumcision, and consider:
Is this really worse than getting part of your dick chopped off when you were a few hours old?
And be consoled.