213 - Happy Beyond Compare

Think Significantly

May 24 2022 • 44 mins

“Keeping up with the Joneses” is a popular idiom in America.  It indicates an attitude of measuring our success or status by the material goods we see those around us accumulating.  The negative effects of comparison don’t stop at things, though; we can feel the same yearning to keep up with others when it comes to respect, or status, or attention.  This innate urge to compare ourselves to those around us doesn’t have to be negative, though.  We can look up to a mentor or role model and aspire to be like them, their example inspiring us to work hard.  On this episode, Melissa and Pete discuss how the various aspects of comparison affect our happiness.

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