“Comparison is the thief of joy” – Theodore Roosevelt
Comparisons are based on our assumptions of someone else’s circumstances. In reality, their circumstances may be entirely different. Life might look great to the outsider, but the narrative inside someone’s head may be very different.
Or, our asssumptions may be right. Things are going well for some people. But those circumstances are specific to that person.
Either way, we often think our lives are worse than others’. We assume this, rather than acknowledging that most of us live priviledged lives. We need to learn to live with, and be content with, what we have. We should also gratefully acknowledge all that we have.
Once we’ve done that, we can do the hard work of striving to become the person we want to be.
Who do you compare yourself to? How do you compare yourself with others?