What Is Really Lost When You Compare Yourself To Others
A Monthly Column By Sharon Salzberg for On Being
Published February 19, 2018
The comparing mind in some ways can be seen as our friend. Our ability to find patterns, to understand why some things are like others, and others are not alike at all, is an important quality of our intelligence. When we use that same gift to essentially compare ourselves to others, however, it often leads to discouragement and defeat.
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