It’s in the pursuit of perfection that we compare ourselves to others, looking at those who have more than, or less than us.
So then we allow ourselves to either feel better because we have more than, or worse, because we have less than. All of that to me is just another form of self-imposed suffering.
If you think you’re better than someone else, that’s suffering, you just haven’t worked it out yet. Reality is that sooner or later you’re going to find someone who you perceive as being better than you, and then you’re going to suffer.
The reason you feel suffering is because when you felt like you’re better than that other person, you were looking at them as being lower than you, as a result you were judging them as being less than you.
Then when you see someone you feel is higher than you somehow, you feel less than.
That, my good friends, is how we experience lower levels of self worth. By judging others as being lower or higher in status, or whatever, than us.
The truth of it is, we live in a dual world and both sides are valuable.
Remember, there’s no such thing as perfect.
Perfection is embracing imperfection.
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