Comparison is terribly misunderstood. Some say’s it’s good because it breeds competition. Other says it’s bad because it screws up your self-image. I think both of these groups are wrong.

Comparison is natural and it’s also completely neutral. The dangers and benefits of comparison are in the scale not in the comparison itself.

For example, many podcasters compare themselves to big podcasters like Joe Rogan. “Why can’t I be like him?” But that’s like loafing in your living room saying “Why am I not on top of Mt. Everest?” “Because your ass is on a couch and not on a…