We live in a pathologically dissatisfied world. And I’m going to tell
you why. Because we love to compare.
Go around the world and discover that people aren’t happy with their
bodies. Filipinos want to be fair-complexioned like Westerners and so
buy bleaching stuff.
Westerners want to own bronzed bodies like ours and so purchase tanning
lotions. Those with moles have them removed, while those who don’t,
strategically implant beauty spots.
Some people want to shed a few pounds to look like Ally McBeal, while
others want to gain some baby fat to look like Drew Barrymore.
When are we ever going to stop and simply be happy with how we look? We
live in a sick world, I tell you. And that sickness is comparisonitis.
Take a look at wealth
When we drive our old Honda, it really suits us fine. We feel blessed
in fact when the rain pours outside and we feel snug and cozy on its
faded upholstered seats.
But the moment we see our own office mate (or neighbour, or buddy, or
cousin, or brother) drive his sleek sky-blue, four-door,
four-wheel-drive Mercedez, we automatically feel like third-class
Next time we drive our bumpy, noisy, rusted, dilapidated Honda,(notice
how all the defects come out all of a sudden?), we feel deprived,
dispossessed, pariah-ish, debased and only a little higher than the
insects of the earth.
Listen carefully – Bill Gates’ total assets are worth $60 billion.
That’s more than the GNP of some small countries. Tiger Woods earns
$80 million simply by smiling on TV in a Nike shirt. And the stars
of the sitcom Friends are paid $750,000 per episode!
No matter how hard you work, there’ll still be some people who will be
richer than you are. And there’ll be some people who will be more
beautiful and have more problems.
Try it for once. Stop looking around. Don’t compare!
. Don’t compare her nose with your nose.
. Don’t compare his salary with your salary.
. Don’t compare her kids report card with your kids report card.
. Don’t compare his prayer group with your prayer group.
. Don’t compare her cellulite deposits with your cellulite deposits.
Stop comparing and Start living! And you’ll be happier with your life,
This is crucial:
The most difficult thing in the world is to be who you are not.
Pretending and trying to be someone else is the official pastime of the
(I don’t think dogs and cats and cows and horses have this problem.)
And the easiest thing in the world is to be yourself. Be happy. Live!
There must be a reason why God made you tall or short or fat or thin or
bumpy all over.
Love who you are!
Be happy, it’s not that difficult!