Lots of people have shit to deal with every day. Probably everyone does.
This photo is of my own hand, holding onto the ceiling of a subway car since there are no poles within my reach. I ride the subway home from work most days, where I am jostled by grumpy strangers all trying to get home too. On these rides I usually play solitaire on my phone and that activity keeps me calm. Otherwise I try to read a book or do some crochet, but crochet requires that I snag myself a seat, and I’d say about 50% of the time that’s impossible. I’m probably not aggressive enough to get a seat 100% of the time.