Re: SPOILER *all five books* THREAD FOR Game of Thrones (TV series discussion)
Jon has had very little suffering compared to other characters.
Arya - Nine year old girl, watches on as her father is executed, is taken away as a prisoner, forced to spend time with some horrific people, attacked by the Kings men and is nearly killed, a prisoner in Harrenhal and tortured by the Tickler, captured by THE HOUND, is inches away from her mother and brother finally to have it all finally taken away from her in the Red Wedding. All of that for a 9 year old girl.
Daenerys - Hunted since a young child, her entire family destroyed, her brother treats her awfully, forced to marry a barbarian at a young age, falls in love with said barbarian only for him to die, loses her child, numerous attempts made on her life. Eventually finds out that the one person who she thought she could trust and the person who she arguably loved (part of her definitely loved Jorah) turns out to have been a traitor.
Sandor Clegane - Burned and disfigured as a child, Gregor also possibly tortured him every moment of his childhood. Never had a real childhood or a loving family, all of his innocence robbed from him. His entire life has been miserable. Possibly the most tormented character in the series.
Theon - This guy has clearly had it the worst. Flayed, has hid his fingers and toes cut off. Beaten, tortured, had his teeth taken out. He is a complete shell of his former self, he has been mentally and physically tortured. He doesn't even know who he is anymore. I think its also strongly suggested that Ramsay has had him gelded. He's been raped by Ramsay and he's had to take part in some pretty horrifying sexual acts with both Ramsay and Jeyne Poole.
And there are many more. Jon has had it pretty damn cosy his entire life.