It’s so easy to compare ourselves to other people, especially when we are programmed that way since we are little. We are taught that “you should be like so and so”, “why couldn’t you try as hard as so and so”, or “look at so and so, they are so put together”. These innocent statements were made to push us to become better people by trying to convince us to not be hesitant, not scared, and more sure of ourselves but it has just caused us so much inner turmoil and a never ending battle with our self image.
We must learn to not allow how we were brought up to control our present and future dealings in shaping our views of ourselves. We must look inward, oppose to looking outward, in helping us define who we are. I know this is easier said than done but we are all a work in process and every day we should strive to be better and not allow past grievances to rule our mental capacity. We have so much to offer the Universe individually and when we compare ourselves to others, it suppresses our own individual greatness. Strive to be great by being who you are and who you are is not so and so. – Peace and love.