Comparison is the death of dreams, hope, unity, and greatness. We lose so much because we compare ourselves to others and made up ideas of what we “should” and “shouldn’t” be. When it comes to problems, it’s not about who has it worse and trying to play the less fortunate card. All pain and suffering is pain and suffering no matter how little or great of it applies to you. When it comes to having it easy or easier, it’s not about that person not having any problems at all. Just because someone doesn’t go through the same things you go through doesn’t mean they don’t know as much or are dim. We can not truly be ourselves and a tight knit family if everyone is always comparing themselves to each other.
There is a balance and there is compromise. There is no need to compare yourself to others. You are who you are, your life experience is what it is, and no one can judge you because of that. If there is something you want, get it. If there is something you need, get it. If there is something you don’t understand, learn about it. If there is something you want to change in your life, change it . Comparing yourself to others, and comparing someone to someone else, is pointless and unhelpful.
Do not give in to comparison.
It is not worth your time or energy to do that to yourself or others. You don’t deserve to be compared to anyone else, in a negative light anyway. If it’s positive then that’s a compliment and it’s always nice to have a good attribute in common with a great person. But you know what I mean, I’m talking about comparison in a negative and “you are better than me because…”/”I am better than you because…” outlook. That is not okay. And I think we all go through this, having the comparison mentality and having to reign it in and get rid of it. I think it is a part of the growing process. But nowadays, it’s really gotten out of control and it’s time to move on from this negative mentality and go forward towards positive mentalities and outlooks.
Love yourself, love your life, deal with whatever comes your way. You can handle it. Do not compare yourself.