Burglarproof Your Joy

So you think she's a ten and you're just a four? Or that he is so much smarter than you'll ever be? Here's proof that you're not the only one who feels inferior from time to time.

Funnily enough, I stumbled onto this online article right after it came up again on Cousins Night*.

Every time our conversation circles back around to this topic, we come to the conclusion that the strategy that works best, is to ALWAYS remember the following:

  1. Comparison is the thief of joy.
  2. Often (because we should never generalise by saying 'Always') another person's anger / inferiority / jealousy is just a by-product of their own issues. Don't breathe it in, because it has nothing to do with you...
  3. ...and when you feel irrationally angry / inferior / jealous, tell yourself that what you think is most probably not true.

*'Come hell or high water' might be too strong of an expression to use, because life happens, but we (together with Joné**) get together every Tuesday Night just to catch up & stay connected. Scheduling friendship time like this isn't for everyone, but so far it's one of the best decisions we've ever made.

**My (Esteé's) sister. Sometimes we even invite other relatives/friends - Celebrity Guests or something of the sort J


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