The Trap of Comparison

Nature photograph of dogwood flowers.

It can be easy to fall into the trap of comparing ourselves to others.  We see our peers mastering foreign languages, traveling the world, working at corporations, finding great happiness, and it can be too easy to forget our own progress and happiness.  We might feel stuck, as if we haven’t moved forward at all.  Like we’ve been left behind.

This is the trap of comparison.  There is nothing wrong with looking up to others, but it can be harmful to begin comparing ourselves and our lives.

We are all different, and therefore are all leading different lives.  We cannot compare others’ progress to our own, as we are all unique.  We all have different strengths, weaknesses, passions.  There’s nothing to gain by comparing our location on our life path to those walking a completely different journey.

It’s also important not to sell ourselves short.  Let’s remember our own unique skills, dreams, values, and strengths.  Let’s focus on our happiness, where we are now, and where we are going, on our own unique paths.

We are all unique.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Spring Seeds The Little Things

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