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A reminder: Comparison is the thief of all joy

Imagine for a while if we humans were all the same, sharing similar physical appearance or similar facial features. How much bored would the world look? Thank God we are not. On a scientific note, the physical existence of an exact copy of a human based on similar facial structures is nearly impossible. There is very little chance of a single pair of two interchangeable humans that happen to exist within the total 7.6 billion population of the world.

You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. This is how important you are!
Eckhart Tolle, German spirtual teacher.

No doubt, the creation of human beings is unique both internally and externally. For a fact, individuals have all created the same way in structure. For example, all humans do contain 206 bones, 600 muscles, and more. But the similarity is absent in the case of mental stability, emotions, and spirituality.

Also, differentiation lies within the abilities, capabilities, capacity, and competence of humans. The use of comparison is to take out differences and similarities between the two parties. Constant comparison can result in compromised mental health and physical performance. It can give rise to lower self-esteem and self-pity. It also makes one disregard their individuality and authenticity. It also initiates demoralization towards the goal.

Comparing is a frequent and unpleasant practice seen by youngsters. The destructive kind of comparison is from a person himself, makes one judge their potential. It gives rise to self-doubt, negligence of gratitude and available opportunities, and others. Comparison is a thief of joy. It takes out one's positive energy and creates even more space for negative emotion.

You are you. Your copy does not exist.

For instance, comparing mental ability and intellectuality on academic grounds can distract one overlooked their particular trait of intelligence and affirmative brain powers. One way of learning that seems a suitable majority of students might not work for the rest. Comparison can drain positive energy and also consumes lots of good time. In this case, focus can be redirected towards enhancement and identification of personal learning tactics and patterns. The key is to observe, identify and focus.

To conclude, the healthy and positive approach of comparison belongs to the process of self-evaluation. Comparing yesterday's progress to the present empower and motivates for today and as well for the future. The progression of one solely depends on efforts, hard work, strong mentality, acceptance, and appreciation of their givens and blessings.


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