Sometimes, that drive to be better than others, to achieve more than others, can help propel us to the highest heights. Without that drive, Usain Bolt would never have become the fastest man on the planet.
But other times, these comparisons can cause us to focus on the wrong things, to lust after the wrong goals.
Everywhere you look, somebody is trying to sell you stuff. Stuff you don’t need, stuff you don’t even want. TV ads, radio ads, banner ads, social media ads, ads in apps, ads on cars, leaflets, newspapers - everyone is trying to sell you stuff.