“Don’t compare your life to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it’s their time.”
Social media has created this unending urge of comparison amongst people irrespective of their age group. Whenever we scroll down on Instagram or Facebook and see someone living their life to the fullest, there’s this secret desire within us that turns into jealousy and we start questioning ourselves why can’t we live that kinda lavish lifestyle? Why are we forced to live this boring and monotonous life? And then this cycle continues. Not only on social media, in real life as well, we compare ourselves with our family members who are doing well with their lives, friends who are peacefully and happily living their life and every other person who we think is doing something/ has something that we don’t.
Well, comparison is a natural instinct. And it’s not bad to compare. But one shouldn’t always compare themselves with others. Everybody is different. Everyone has their share of struggles. Everybody has gone through some difficulties. You don’t know what the other person has sacrificed in their past to reach to a level that they are on now.
For example, when you are sitting alone in a café, and you see a happy couple, you might be wishing that you too had some company, but who knows if that couple has gone through some problems in the past and are finally in a state of happiness after a long period of sadness and fights, or they might be happy on the outside but deep down the reality is something else.
Or when you see a celebrity on social media, going to picturesque locations for vacations, you wonder wow what a life they have, I wish I could live like this, but what if the story is completely different? What if they live such a superficial life only for the cameras? What if all these vacations are just for Instagram feed? Money doesn’t mean that you are happy. Happiness comes from little things, from little gestures that we do for our loved ones, little gestures people do for us.
If you really want to compare yourselves, compare your life with yourself. Compare your life with how much you have evolved since past 1 or 2 years. Compare how much you have grown personally. Compare how much improvement you still require to reach to a level where you imagine yourself to be someday. Comparing yourself with others will always make you sad and question your self-worth. But comparing yourself with how much you have grown in all these years will give you strength and positivity to hustle harder!!
STOP COMPARING AND START LIVING!!
Until then live positively and happily!!