Comparison is the thief of joy 

Comparison is certainly a thief of joy. 

Why human beings have this confounded tendency to compare with others.
Why we compare when everyone has it’s own flaws and perfection.

We know it is acceptable to compare to conclude superiority and to differentiate between better, but at a time on a constant basis it can be inferiority type situation for human beings.
We compare because we want to judge a superior between them.
Since, comparisons for things and stuffs is acceptable but when it comes to human, it can be a true disaster for an individual life.
Because comparing with others gives a sort of inferiority complex and tends to push an individual in mood of dejection and frustration.
Everyone has its own unique talents,
like we if we compare a fish for climbing a tree with a monkey, it would not be a justice for fish, same as if we compare monkey with fish in the basis of swimming then it would also not any justice for monkey.

Comparing ourselves to others simply removes focus from what we should be excited about within ourselves.

Even if you compare strength to strength, there will always be those who are better, and those who are worse.
Even if you do well in comparison with others, you may be artificially inflated from this comparison. It’s a short-lived boost of ego if you win the comparison — easily knocked down.

Most often we do these social comparisons without realizing we’re doing it. It’s a natural act, I suppose, and as a result it’s something that is done without consciousness.

So never gets yourself dejected while someone makes you feel inferior in any sort of comparison and always try to remind yourself nobody is perfect.


Start changing…………


Next time you find yourself comparing yourself to others, get up and change your surroundings. Go for a walk—even if only to the other side of the room. Allow the change in your surroundings to prompt change in your thinking.


With so many negative effects inherent in comparison, it is a shame we ever take part in it. But the struggle is real for most of us. Fortunately, it does not need to be. And the freedom found in comparing less is entirely worth the effort.

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