…Since I cracked my iPhone screen 😦
“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Wise words, Teddy. However, like all pithy maxims, this one is only half-true.
It is easy to get into a race with the Joneses, since they are our next-door neighbour. Why, their grass is so much greener than our own – nevermind how much their water bill was last month. The car parked outside their 3-car garage (outside because there’s too much junk in the garage) is 6 months newer than our own – for shame!
This sort of petty one-upmanship is rather obvious to most of us, even though we often still fall prey to it anyway, we at least try to be thankful for what we have.
Watch this video. It’s only one minute. It ought to change your perspective.
And even still, when compared with all of human history all over the world, how fortunate are we to have things like electricity, plumbing, and paper napkins?
Sometimes comparisons result in stealing joy and wonder back from the monotony of daily life.