The following words as penned by Theodore Roosevelt hold a lot of truth:
Psalm 73 is such an accurate description of why not to compare yourself with others (read the entire Psalm):
“2 But as for me, my feet had almost slipped;
I had nearly lost my foothold.3 For I envied the arrogant
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
4 They have no struggles;
their bodies are healthy and strong.[a]
5 They are free from common human burdens;
they are not plagued by human ills.” Psalm 73 :2-5 NIV
“Despite our human intelligence, we are very much like our friends in the wild; the world we live in is a survival of the fittest. But to this I say, let the fittest survive! Survival is overrated. We’re alive; we die. How long we survive for is of little significance. Our true significance lies not in the endless comparing of ourselves to one another, trying to see who is the fittest, using scales of evaluation and meaning that differ in the heart and mind of every individual; no – it lies in our deeds alone with the time we have.”
Pr. Paddick van Zyl
Laus Deo Ministries Int.