Comparing yourself to someone else causes major problems. We think that we should be at par with everyone else and there is a problem if we are not. You actually, had different experiences and a different life than that other person. This is in fact seen on Facebook where you can look at other people’s photos, see what job they have, and where these people are. Simultaneously you are thinking (are they ahead or behind me) in economics.

The question is…can we get over the comparison hysteria and get on with our own lives. When you see someone who is your age and doing “better” than you, ie higher income, how do you feel? Horrible. Because you think the other person is perfect and you are not.

What we do not know if the person is happy with their life and if they have time to pursue their own passions. The indicator of salary is a poor indicator of happiness, which I feel is most important in life.

Action Step: Stop reading about people you do not know. Try to help the people you already know.

Clear away some of the clutter in your life. Downsize your Facebook.