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I Think Comparing Yourself To Others Is A Bad Idea

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    I would never ever do that. I think comparing to others is a very bad idea.
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 2 Responses Jun 20, 2010

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    Oh Yeah

    I am the best me I can be but I am not the best ALY, Kitten, Jimfin, or anyone else. I am unique and i don't have to know I measure up to them because they are unique in their own way as well. 
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F May 3, 2010

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    Yet I Do It Anyways...

    I know when things aren't a good idea or when they are bad for me... yet sometimes I end up doing them anyways. Like comparing myself to others. I can't be anyone but myself yet I constantly put myself down by not being like this person or being able to do what that person can do...
    RoziePanda12 RoziePanda12 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    Yuppers!!! I Do!!

    Each of us different.  We have differnt looks, different personalities, different talents.  Each of us is called to live a different life. I believe constantly comparing yourself to others is the fastest way to depression.  You aren't called to live their...
    ChristineJones ChristineJones 31-35, F 4 Responses May 13, 2010

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