As human beings, we’re all unique. We have our strengths and weaknesses for better or worse. Our personality make us who we truly are. But most people keep comparing their young self with others who’ve lived for longer time, gone through different life situations and walked different paths than them. If you’re someone who’s doing this, then you’re not doing yourself a favor, but rather a disservice.
It’s great to have someone to look up to, whether that’s your parents, a friend or a professor you highly admired. What’s not so great is to compare your life at this moment with theirs because they might already have achieved more than you, and that simply creates frustration. Compare your potential and future self with who you’re now — on what you want to achieve and where you’d like to be in the long-term. I think that’s a better life approach that might help you live a more satisfying life.
On the same token, comparing your family members, friends, and partner with other people is also wrong and will only do you a disservice. Understanding that each person has its own path, goals and mindset will allow you to live in the moment and content.
Have you tried looking up to yourself, being the best you can and living without expectations or regrets? I think today is an excellent day to begin this path.