Colin Jones offers some good thoughts about how we measure ourselves against our peers in a struggle to gain superiority and identity.
“And that’s really what any of our comparisons are: gold-plated velcro shoes. They are absurd forms of identity. The problem is that seeing our forms of comparison as absurd won’t solve the deeper issue. The deeper issue is that we are living in a self-centered reality. As long as I’m the center of my existence, it REALLY matters that I am worthy.”