Thought for the day
Key idea: The easiest way to make ourselves unhappy is to compare ourselves with other people. Therefore, to increase happiness, we have to stop this.
Easier said than done, given how social media encourages us to show our “best sides” and the “highlight reel” of our lives.
I reality, many times we’re just trying to impress people we don’t even like. And we can’t help but be envious of those around us who seem happy and successful.
But more often than not, those who seem to have perfect lives on the outside might be struggling with the same insecurities as us.
Some of my favorite books on this topic:
- The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
- How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
- The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
Thoughts? Do you agree? Disagree? What else makes us unhappy?