When looking at another’s life, we often sidestep the bad and look only at the good. It’s easy to look into someone else’s life and envy what they have, what they do, and even who they are.
What’s not easy is appreciating what we as ourselves have. Maybe our relationship doesn’t seem as “good” as our best friends’ and maybe our job doesn’t pay as well as either; but the fact is that we are not all the same and value vastly different aspects of our lives. While some may be content being with another person, others may value solitude.
The reality is that comparing significant attributes of our lives to others does not bring value to our own. Do what you feel is right, and if it does not feel right; change it. The outcome in the immediate future may not be perfect, but what is?
We can’t all have a perfect relationship like our friends, and we can’t all have amazing jobs, but if we do not act on these needs to grow and change the comparisons will never hold any weight.
Think deeply and honestly about where you’d like to be in your life. Is significant and drastic change necessary? Or is it a bandage for a deeper wound?
We must be ourselves and nothing more.