With social media dominating our world, it’s easy to “see” the lives of others and play the comparison game. We compare a full awareness of our own lives to a very partial and superficial awareness of others, and that’s very dangerous.
If you aren’t careful, you will fall into making two fallacies of thinking:
- Underestimating your own intelligence, ability, or quality of life
- Overestimating the intelligence, ability, and quality of life of others
These two beliefs feed each other in a vicious cycle and keep you in a place of dissatisfaction and demotivation. But once you break that cycle, you can grow and achieve more.