I’ve come to the conclusion that a lot of unhappiness derives from comparing yourself to others. People get upset about not being “as popular” or “as fit” or “as tall” or “as rich” as other people. Wouldn’t life be easier and more satisfying if we could just be happy with what we have, instead of wanting what others have? If we see a need for self-improvement, can we improve in relation to ourselves rather than in relation to others? Is this even possible? I hope so.