“A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses; all their comparisons of title, wealth, and place, he considers but as harness.” – Robert Cecil
1) The size of your house.
2) What awards your kid won at school.
3) How high the grass in your yard is
4) The size of your paycheck.
5) How many Twitter followers you have.
6) How fast you ran the 100.
7) What type of car you drove.
8) Whose team won the Super Bowl.
9) Where you went on vacation.
10) The size of your penis.
I could go on and on, but I think you get the point. Living by comparison is great when you come out on top in the competition, but how does it feel when you come up short?
In the end, very little of what “the world” cares about matters. Caring too much about what others have, comparing yourself to everyone else is a useless waste of time and energy. Sooner or later, you are going to come up short… always. Someone else is always going to be faster, richer, better looking, etc.
The anxiety, depression and anger generated by frustrating yourself in pursuit of these worthless comparisons can kill you. Ask yourself, what do you want to be remembered for when you are dead and gone; that you took bitchin’ vacations and drove a cool car? Really?