How can one instantaneously feel inferior, unhappy even?
It’s simple. Make comparisons to other people.
When you were growing up, your parents probably did this, they compared you to other children and their good behaviour, in order for you to comply with their demands. You probably felt guilty and adhered to their wishes as a result.
Now, you too can do the same.
That guy makes more cash than me!
Oh wow, look at his car!
Wow, so cultured, she speaks five difference languages!
He dresses so well!
God, his muscles are massive!
What you might see is superiority, intellect, strength on a visual level. But what you don’t see is the hard work that goes behind it. The long hours working towards getting more money, the hours of gym sessions in order to achieve that muscular figure, the excruciating hours of learning foreign words, the thousands of dollars spent on designer clothes.
Now think, Despite all the hours in a day, how many of them are you utilising to build towards the person you’re comparing yourself to?
Are you working towards a goal that increases your wealth? Are you working out to improve your fitness? Are you trying to broaden your horizons by learning new languages and skills?
Think about it..
You probably are not doing these things to a level that is required to achieve what you see in the person you envy. Despite the depression that comes from comparisons, re-framing it as motivation is one of the most useful mindsets one can have. The strong surge in motivation which comes to supplicate that deficiency is a useful driver towards continual self improvement. However, If you find yourself continually utilising comparison to remain at a base level of motivation, then it’s probably wise to find a new goal.
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You need a project, something beyond your normal job or habits, that pushes you do and learn things you’ve never done before, something that has a journey with a concrete beginning and a not so concrete end. And when time comes for you to move on to something else, when you’re sitting around for weeks or months with that empty feeling of accomplishing nothing beyond mere survival, a new project comes into your mind and off you go again. A meaningful life is a series of projects.
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Want to feel inferior or depressed then think about all the rich people and their spawn. A dynasty of luxury continues.
Or a life as a royal. You’re bloodlines pre-determined your life.
Why would anyone wanna feel shit and make a comparison?