Comparison

Imagine that you are working for a company that pays you $4,000 but pays your colleagues, who have same roles and responsibilities as you, $3,000, will you be happy?

Imagine again that you are working for another company that pays you $5,000 but pays your colleagues, who also have the same roles and responsibilities as you, $6,000, will you be happy?

Most people will feel happy in the first scenario and unhappy in the second. However, if you look closer, we are actually earning more in the second scenario than in the first. Shouldn’t we be happier?

We, human beings, tend to compare ourselves with others a lot. This is a great example that explains why we shouldn’t.

Comparison is the Thief of Joy – Theodore Roosevelt

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