Every time you compare yourself to others, you kill a piece of who you are. We can’t be ourselves if we don’t know ourselves, and we can’t know ourselves, if all we know about who we are, is in comparison to others. We will never know the problem, BS, & stresses that others are going through, nor do we need to, what we would be better of doing with that time is exploring who we are on the inside. I know it’s hard, we see everyone around us doing awesome things, it’s been engrained into the culture to try and keep up, but really there’s nothing to keep up to, and no one to keep up with. Instead of comparing yourself with others, try connecting yourself with others. The more connections you make, the more you’ll learn about the world, and yourself. There’s a lot we can learn about ourselves through our relationships with others; they’ll bring out sides of us, we never knew existed. If you want to be happy, you have to recognize the things in your life worth appreciating. If you’re spending all your time finding that in others, instead of yourselves, then nothing but misery can come. Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, and celebrate your evolution. There’s plenty to appreciate in the direction your headed.
-by Humble the Poet