Competition Is A Scam
When someone makes you feel like you're not doing enough, and you need to step up and become better than someone else who is not living your life nor is he or she affected by the same factors affecting your life. Competition I say is a scam cause sooner or later live has a way of lecturing us and making us see that all that we held in high esteem as what matters really doesn't matter, and what truly matters is just as simple as doing your best per time per season. Moreover haven't you notice that we only what person want us to know, we don't see everything nor are we exposed to every information, so should your competitors be lying to you, you'll just keep swallowing the lies.
It's funny the amount of people who now judge their lives based on the social media standards, not just major celebrities, everyone has their exposure to the media space and so they post at will as much and anyhow they like, there could be someone out there trying to beat down your standards, you've bought a bag and they want to get theirs, you've taken the kids on a treat and they're now feeling like the worst parents, well life really shouldn't be that hard, we really shouldn't be that hard on ourselves. Take life easy as long as you're really doing the best you can, then go easy on yourself.
What really is the competition for? Who or what are the reasons why you decided to take such a burden on yourself, yes I asked who, cause sometimes people are the reason why we get so comparison minded, it could be your mom comparing you to someone else who just got married, or your spouse comparing you to another person who just got a new car, or it could you being the person to yourself always putting yourself up for comparison where in reality there shouldn't be any, at wor you compare with colleagues, at home you compare with neighbors.
What we really should be doing is getting motivated, and motivation doesn't place any need to outplay someone else's milestone. Motivation is only more of a call to do better for oneself. Seeing others we are geared up to try harder not to prove a point that we are just as good or to boast your reputation around, but a sincere call of I need to also try. The motivation mindset has more to offer as you can easily walk to the person and explain how you got so motivated by his work that you needed him or her to key you in on the process to doing it for yourself.
Back then in school we appeared like we were all in a competition to be the best, to come out top of the class, but in reality we really weren't in a competition, especially judging from my school, we weren't in a competition, cause during our test and examinations, we were all assisting each others with answers, so how can you call them an actual competition. An actual competition is a battle and we rarely see that in schools, we see that more often in real life comparison with jealousy and strive, could even be between close friends. Come on we've got to try better, get motivated not competitive.
Another downside worth mentioning is the area of emotional attachment, for those in a competition, they get so emotionally attached that it becomes risky, in other not to feel bad should they loose, they begin to try whatever it takes to win, and sometimes whatever it takes doesn't always leave nice options, whatever in some occasions can be very brutal and unthinkable, but those who see it as a motivation can even go as far as seeking help from the person and just save the stress of toiling and sweating, because he isn't so emotionally attached, he sees nothing wrong should he not win or get helped.
There really isn't much to life that's worth killing over or dying for, if there is a safer and easier route out then why take the dangerous and difficult route out of it. You really should be more bent on happiness and peace living than strive and competitiveness. Even those who treat the game as just a game more times emerge winners than those who get so intensely attached and soaked in, believe me I've tried this and it works, especially from playing dual players video games you'll see how the happy one is most times the winner, not everytime but they are really enjoying the game and would have little or no regrets.
Some of us have really need to take things more easy on ourselves so we don't lose our minds, there are already enough to think of, let's not add unnecessary burdens to ourselves, unnecessary burdens as unhealthy competitions when it really isn't needed, similarly let's not allow people dictate how happy we should be at times, the world is so judgmental, don't fall victims of its hypocrisy, people would compare you but they also don't have it all figured out, let's do our best and leave the rest to God. Go easy on yourself, just ensure you're doing your best and try not to give up.
Thank you for reading. God bless ❤.