Social Comparison

I am 27 years old, with no direction in life. I have woken up at 2am several nights in a row contemplating the decisions I have made that have lead me to where I am at this present moment. I lay in the dark staring up at the ceiling trying not to compare my life to others. But in the silence of the early morning I can’t get this sense of frustration and uncertainty out of my head.

Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world…if you do so, you are insulting yourself.

These days, life seems to be more about getting a career early, before going out and exploring the world and seeing what it has to offer. I feel a great sense of pressure to figure out what I want to do and fast. Time I feel, is of the essence!

I don’t know if you’re in a similar position as me… But I know it is fairly common to be in your late 20’s and still feel bewildered and stumped with ideas on which career path is best for you or more importantly, which career to undertake that you’ll actually feel passionate about!

Comparing yourself to others can be beneficial in a way that it may provide you with a bit of motivation to want to make positive changes in your life, but it can also make you feel insufficient, insignificant and unworthy.

In the end, we all at times compare our lives to others. The life you have is unique and no one else can live it as well as you do. Sometimes things will go wrong so that you can appreciate them when they’re right.