24. Keeping Up Only Breeds Discontent
Try to understand the futility of continually comparing your lifestyle to others regarding wealth, social status, and so on. Such comparisons are baseless because you don’t know what’s exactly going on in others’ lives. And persistently trying to measure up your life to others’ expectations more often than not leads to discontentment. Never lose sight of the fact that it’s your life, so it’s up to you how you wish to lead it.
The grass always happens to be greener on the other side. Your dissatisfaction and annoyance stem from your thinking that the grass is actually still greener on the other side. Don’t jump to the conclusion that your peers are already doing better than you.