In a world of comparisons and insecurities , it’s often mind numbing to compare achievements- personal and professional with one another… Just looking out of the window, the grass always seems greener… but once you get to that garden you often realise, the grass is not as green, covered with manure and far less exciting than you envisioned!
And yet it’s human nature to compare… to want more…to covet more and to therefore feel ‘less than.’
In the joy to get more things, climb more ladders, are we actually losing out on what we most seek- joy and happiness?
I’ve now started to look at people and things more plainly. You have stuff. I have stuff. I have problems. You have problems. May be without comparison we can both dream, create, be better and be happier… I don’t need your stuff to be happy…and you don’t need mine.
I say this as I enviously look at vacation pics… :)… then again my vacations are pretty darn good too no?
We’re all on the ride of our lives. And it’s absolutely fair to wonder ‘what if..’. But I’ve realised its far nicer to make the most of your life, your day, your people and your things and the minute you treasure them, you’ll start being amazed at how much you actually have.
The couple you envy may actually be in counselling. The vacation you wish you were on , may be the first someone has taken in years. The mom who has it all may be crying at night. And the perfect dad may be drinking him self to sleep at night.
You don’t know their journeys and they don’t know yours.
Life is hard. For everyone. But it’s up to you to just focus on yours and make it the best life that you can live.
P.s. (Palat says)-: It’s never about how much you have, it’s about what you do with what you have. Quality always beats quantity.