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Comparing ourselves to others

It allows them to drive our behavior.

Sometimes it’s about something genetic/physical (wishing to be taller for example), but more often it’s about something the other person is capable of doing that we wish we could do as well. Sometimes this comparison is motivating and sometimes it’s destructive.

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There is one thing that you’re better at than other people:

... but you can’t be everything. When we compare ourselves to others, we’re often comparing their best features against our average ones. 

Not only are we unhappy but the other people are as well. They are probably comparing themselves to you. 

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I believe in the power of self awareness. To achieve self awareness we need to focus on ourselves instead of others.

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