I don’t know about everyone else, but I’ve wasted as good deal of time in my life wishing I was like someone else, wishing I was as ‘insert word’ as such in such. Be it smart, witty, pretty, fit, popular…. It crossed my mind this morning while lying in bed, I compared myself to someone else, wished I was the one with the desired attribute instead of them… Just a little bit green eyed for a moment.
It made me wonder if anyone ever got jealous of me, ever compared them self to me, ever wanted to be me in some way. Clearly I won’t ever know, but it made me think what I could achieve if I spent less time worrying about others and more time making myself into someone that others could look up to or aspire to be like.
Modern day life has us competing against everyone from reality TV shows to social media taunts of follower counts, liked posts, reblog counts….we are being constantly made to feel like that we should be comparing, and having our ‘failures’ rubbed in our faces. Pitted against each other when really we should be in competition with ourselves to be the best that we can be, because honestly there is no way to be the best and top and winner of everything in life but you can be the best and most amazing you and be proud of that.
Food for thought.
Speaking of which I need food for stomach. Breakfast time. I think I hear some feijoas calling my name.