Have you ever seen someone whose life you believe to be better than yours? Did you think that they have everything in their life altogether while your struggling to accomplish that? There’s a chance you probably have. However while you were comparing yourself to someone you think is better than you, another person was comparing themselves to you. This person was thinking you have everything in your life altogether and they are struggling to accomplish that.
Something you Have, Another Person is Craving
Now I’m not talking about material objects. What I’m referring to is personality traits, qualities, a job, and an education. These are non material things that people want, wish they had, desperately want, and would do anything to get them.
Personality traits and qualities are different for everyone. You may cherish your traits and qualities and maybe you don’t pay much attention to them. You may even take some of the factors about yourself for granted and not realize that they are really special. Yet someone from the outside can see these personality factors and see how special they are.
- Sense of Humor
- Tolerance for various things
- Troubleshooting Skills
- Emotional Stability
- Self Control
The list goes on. You can have these traits and qualities and someone (whether it’s a friend, family member, or a stranger) really wants and wishes they had them.
If your if someone who has a job, here’s somethingto think of. The world is a huge place full of people. You at some point have heard of poverished nations. Countries where anyone will take any job they can get.
There are people who wish that they had your dream job of being a college professor. Your job of being a waitress is one you may not fully enjoy, but keep in mind, someone on this planet would give up a lot just to have that position.
A GED, diploma, and/or college degree are material things that symbolize an accomplishment you worked hard to achieve. The knowledge, skills, and experience you got while working on achieving those things however are what another person is craving. You sat through those classes and got your hands dirty to learn what you know.
An education is something that people take for granted. Your parents may have made several sacrifices to send you to college like taking a second job, helped you with your homework instead of spendingtime with friends, moved to a new area so you could go to a good school as a kid.
Normally I mention tips and give advice, but here’s a different takeaway. If anything I have mentioned really spoke to you, your not alone. When I started learning about these things, they were a real eye opener for me. What I would recommend is be grateful for what you have; be blessed by these things. Being envious with what others have and comparing yourself to them is something we do as humans. For those who have been following me from the start, I wrote about comparing yourself to other people over a year ago in my second post.
It’s all right to strive for more and to be better, but be grateful for what you have and appreciate the journey and path you’re on. It’s all right to be inspired by other people, but don’t go changing who you are to match them. You don’t always know exactly what is going on in someone else’s life. Appreciate what you have even if it’s not huge and stupendous. If it’s small, that’s good to because someone out there is wanting it really bad.
You have various traits, skills, and qualities about yourself that make you unique and special. There may be people in your life that wish they could do what can do and have what you have personality wise. That conversation you had with the cashier from Starbucks may wish that they had your sense of humor. People looking at you from the outside may see some things about you that you can’t. Be grateful and appreciate what you have and who you are. Unfortunately there are people in this world that are less fortunate than you.
Take care, stay safe, and remember your not alone and you have worth.