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.