Dont Compare Yourself To Others
(Your competition is with yourself)
Comparing ourselves with others creates a fake sense of being, and curbs our
uniqueness and individuality.
There are numerous other reasons why a constant
comparison with others is a bad idea.
“Comparison is the thief of joy” Theodore Roosevelt
Comparing ourselves with others comes naturally to a lot of us. It is a trait
that we develop early on in our lives. Remember how our teachers used to portray
the head boy/girl as the role model for all of us. We were expected to be like
them. Even at home, comparisons with siblings were inevitable.
The burden of expectations always bordered upon how you fared with the best
performer of the team. And in case, you were the best performer,
the comparison with others only created an impression of strength and
The fact that many of us indulge in comparing our life, social status,
appearance, wealth, etc., with others, is symptomatic of a deep-rooted desire to
by others. When we put ourselves against others, we measure our strengths and
weaknesses with them.
The reason comparisons don't work out is because no two people are similar.
While one might be good at making money, another might be good at making
The point we are trying to drive home here, is that comparison between two
individuals, who may appear to be equal due to the roles they play in their
family or society,
only creates the feeling of frustration, self-pity, low self-worth, and envy.
There are other reasons why comparison with others should be avoided at all
Why Comparing Ourselves with Others is Futile
Comparison creates dependency on others.