Are you guilty of comparison?
Don’t feel bad. Most of us are. It’s hard, in our culture, not to compare ourselves to others. I mean, gracious, we see their lives in front of us all day long. It used to be you could only compare yourself to those folks you ran into during the week. Now, we can see all of our friends’ lives, around the world, all.day.long.
What makes matters worse is that most of us are guilty of projecting our best self. I mean, who puts selfies online that look bad? You take the 35th shot (the only one that makes your chin look less than double) and that’s the one you post. Not the 34 where you look a little fuller in the face. Come on. We all do it. Don’t we? We project a certain image online.
We have to remember that others do it too. So, when we compare ourselves to them, we often are contrasting our worst days to their best. We’re comparing our rough cut to their edited reel.
Here’s more on the topic of comparison in today’s video:
Questions for reflection:
Do you tend to compare your rough days to other people’s best days? Do you tend to believe the “storyline” that women share online, social media, etc . . .or do you look deeper?
Have you ever thought about the concept of objectification? Do you feel that you sometimes objectify other women (looking only at one aspect of them and comparing yourself to them in only one way?)