It occurred to me recently that spending time comparing ourselves to others is a lot like driving with our eyes focused on cars around us.
(Aren’t they better than us? Look how fast they’re moving)
Of course, it turns out to be a horrible way to drive because it is both unsafe and unproductive.
We’re always better off a) being clear about where we want to go and b) staying focused on the road ahead.
It is a better and safer way to drive.
It also turns out to be a smarter way to live.