May 23, 2020 Thoughts

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

The internet has made comparisons convenient.

I would measure areas of my life based on different platforms:

  • LinkedIn: Am I doing well with my career?
  • Instagram: Am I doing well with my social life?
  • Twitter: Even worse: career + social life.

I used to tell myself that people only post their life’s highlights. It would cheer me up in the moment, but only temporarily.

Comparison is the thief of joy.” - Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt’s famous quote has liberated me from that detrimental way of thinking. Life is too short to make comparisons.


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