“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.”
Why do we insist on finding examples of what others have that we don’t, and thereby diminishing our estimation of worth? It has been said many times that “comparison is the thief of joy,” and this is most certainly true. Not only do we compare to others, but we fail to appreciate our blessings and gifts objectively. We, as humans, fail to appreciate the opportunities we have to empower the betterment of others.
What if instead of focusing on our diminished “lot” we were to put effort and energy into improving others’ lot? How much impact could your life have if your energy was invested into building opportunities for others?
How would you measure your life if, instead of focusing on what you don’t have, you concentrated on what you gave away? What would your worth be then?