“Half the pain in human life comes from gazing in mirrors.” — Marty Rubin
Comparison is dangerous. Comparing ourselves to others is the path to despair because we compare our real-life movie with all of its highs and lows to their perfect Instagram picture of a moment.
~“they have a better life”
~“I wish I had their looks”
~“everything is perfect with them and I’d trade anything to be like them”
~“if I worked harder I could be them!”
~”I need to lose three pounds and get abs”
~”Just one round of lip fillers so I’m still sexy”
As Hemingway and many martial arts masters say: compare yourself with the you of before only.
Become better, but for you.