5. Someone will always be smarter, prettier, funnier, holier, and more talented than you. Don’t compare yourself to others.
I think this is particularly hard for women. We wrap up our self-worth in our appearance, our marriage, our children, our jobs. When we’re topped, we feel threatened and unworthy. It’s important to remember that the flower aboveground has a mass of life-sustaining roots belowground. Nurture the roots—the spiritual things—and the flower will always be strong, beautiful, and worthwhile.
For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.—II Corinthians 10:12