Don't Compare Yourself to Others

Exploring what makes us happy can also mean finding out the ways we make ourself unhappy. Happiness and joy are natural conditions, but often we can be working very hard against our own happiness without even realising it. In this video from Prager University, comedian and talk show host Tom Shillue talks about his own experience of setting his standard of success and happiness against the world's most successful people and how he learned to stop making these painful comparisons and start being grateful and enjoying what he has at the moment. 

This doesn't mean you can't strive to be better or make a better life for yourself and have a more positive impact on the world, it just means you're becoming a better version of yourself, not your fantasy of another person's life, which often doesn't match up to reality. 

"Comparison is the thief of joy."

- Theodore Roosevelt