I saw an interesting video clip the other day and it totally made sense. It was about depression and what is a major cause of it. They narrowed it down to a single word, ‘comparison’.
As humans, we spend a lot of time comparing ourselves to others. Sometimes we think we are better than others but more often than not, we are internally wishing that we had something they have, be it money, material things, talent, looks or whatever. It can be hard to keep up.
As I was growing up, it was tough comparing myself to others. I lived in a small community and everyone knew everyone. We all knew who was good at what, who was the handsomest boy, who was a good person and pretty much everything else. It was tough comparing to the stars of the community.
Now, YouTube and Facebook, etc. we have to compare ourselves to millions of people out there. And it is a tough comparison because anything we see posted is the very best of that person.
So please try to remember that, in your world, you are the biggest and most important person. You have so many great talents going for you that others cannot duplicate.
Forget the comparisons and be proud of who you are.