Should someone have to justify their feelings when expressing their emotional state?

Just now:
I am telling my dad I feel overwhelmed. He asks me why. I say I don't want to get into it. He insists. I tell him why. He tells me it's ridiculous to feel that way when he has it worse, he worked for so and so hours and I'M the one feeling overwhelmed?
I mean he asked. And then basically told me it's not valid, due to him comparing himself to my, in his mind, lesser stressors.
This is all so stupid. Whatever
Should someone have to justify their feelings when expressing their emotional state?
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