Is Comparison Really the Thief of Joy?
There are 63 100 Instagram posts with the hashtag #comparisonisthethiefofjoy. A lot of it is excellent content imploring you to focus on your own journey, take deep breaths when you feel jealous, and improve your relationship with God. I would like to reject that narrative and propose something different: that comparison is a natural function of the brain that does no harm when properly understood. It is very difficult to fight your biology and your brain is designed to be