You often end up comparing yourself to others. You can’t help it. But have you seen... When you compare with someone who is in some way less than you, you feel bad for them but are satisfied with yourself. On the other hand when you compare with someone who is better than you, you feel sad or jealous or generally very dissatisfied. Someone who is worse off often gives a boost of confidence to you. You feel grateful and blessed. Whilst someone, who is better off, often lowers your self confidence and drive. You feel unsure and worried.