What to Divorce When You Are Divorcing: Comparing Yourself to Others

If “Moving On” were a game, here are the rules: “Do overs” are encouraged. You can call time-out whenever you need to. Ignore the spectators standing on the side lines. You are not allowed to look at the clock. Keeping score is strictly prohibited. The game isn’t over until you win. Your definition of winning is the only definition that matters. And most importantly, comparing yourself to others will guarantee defeat.

13 Quotes about Comparing Yourself to Others

When every blessed thing you have is made of silver, or of gold, you long for simple pewter. — W.S. Gilbert

To most of us the real life is the life we don’t lead. — Oscar Wilde

It is common to overlook what is near by keeping the eye fixed on something remote. — Samuel Johnson

Life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed by the desire of changing his bed. One would prefer to suffer near the fire, and another is certain he would get well if he were by the fire. — Charles Baudelaire

The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well. — Foe Ancis

What makes us discontented with our condition is the absurdly exaggerated idea we have of the happiness of others. — Anonymous
Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged. — Helen Keller

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. — Max Ehrmann
If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are. — Charles de Montesquieu

Every horse thinks his own pack heaviest. — Thomas Fuller

Comparisons of one’s lot with others’ teaches us nothing and enfeebles the will. — Thorton Wilder

To think well of every other man’s condition, and to dislike our own, is one of the misfortunes of human nature. — Burton

If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, when everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart. — Solon


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