Aspergers on don’t compare yourself to others because you always lose

Posted: September 14, 2012 in comedy, life
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April Dawn Plett

One thing that I have learnt  is bad, and am guilty as the next person of, is comparing myself to others. Comparing yourself to others will only bring you disappointment, because there will always be someone worse off than you and someone better off than you and if you are anything like me, you will only compare yourself to people better off than you. In addition, as a quote says that I read somewhere, therefore I am giving credit to another source, even though I am now going to butcher it by getting the wording wrong, you compare your behind-the-scenes to everyone else’s highlight reel.

  Going on Facebook you can see people having the time of their lives. That’s because no one ever posts pictures of themselves having a bad time because first off, why would they take such a picture, and then why would they be posting it to share with the rest of the world. Don’t think I am putting this down. This is how it should be. No one wants to see you having a sour look on your face . Frankly it makes you look depressing and not someone who anyone would want to hangout with or be friends with. Keep your nightmares in the closet, where they belong.  

    However, if you don’t take this into consideration you can easily believe that everyone else’s life is much better than your own. This is a horrible way of thinking because it only lets you feel let down and depressed about what you think is such a “sucky life”. Plus you end up wasting so much time feeling sorry for yourself that you miss out on all the awesomeness around you, no one wants to hangout with you because you are bitter and jealous of the rest of the world, and are simply a big stink.

  I am in the comedy industry, I understand how easily it is to become jealous of others success and be confused about why you can’t have it. In your mind you feel like you deserve it as much as they do because you think you have put in as much work as they have which is often not true because they may have simply been doing it longer or been putting in work that you simply can’t see because they don’t go around bragging about how hard they work. In addition, while people generally get what they deserve in the entertainment industry hard-work=success.People do not always get what they feel they deserve or want, but that is something else.  They may not even get what other people feel they deserve. All you can really say is you get what you get and you better make the most of it. People who can be grateful for what they have are generally happier and more successful than people constantly looking over the fences and thinking everyone else’s grass is greener.  In the end it doesn’t matter how green it is because it is their grass and you can only look after your own grass so what’s the point in comparing? Instead get a sunchair and a glass of lemonade and sit back and enjoy your front yard.

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photo by April Plett.

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