Comparing is a natural tendency we all have. Comparison can be neutral when we’re evaluating similarities and differences, and it can be positive if we’re trying to emulate the good qualities in others. However, if we’re making comparisons that cause us to feel envy and jealousy, or if we’re judging ourselves as better or less than others, comparisons can be dysfunctional. We begin to compare ourselves to others when we’re babies (Who’s smarter? Who’s cuter?), and continue this habit throughout our lives. In her book, Emotional Freedom, Dr. Judith Orloff says we all have our own unique life path and that comparing our path to another’s is like comparing apples and oranges.
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