Many people in today’s society are unhappy with themselves or simply the life they live; this is because of comparison. Comparison is the root of unhappiness due to the constant flux of people analyzing their lives against others. To be happy you need to be content with the life, you were given and start to understand that everyone cannot be the same.

Frustration from comparison

The only person you should be comparing yourself to is the person you need to be. If you are not whom you need to be, then why are you trying to be someone else?

When you are constantly contrasting your life with someone else’s you are showing that you are not content with the life you were given. Everyone was given the life he or she has for a reason and once you learn that, that is when you can be truly happy. Happiness is not something that you have; it is something you gain. You gain happiness by accepting the truth; you are you for a reason.  You cannot be anyone, but yourself might as well be pleased with what you have.