The only thing is that comparisons should not become a reason to dislike someone or create jealousy. We should only make these comparisons to set targets for ourselves. So, we can improve upon our performance.
Watching others do well act as a catalyst in improving ourselves, only if we have a positive frame of mind and no negativity.
"A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak" - Michael Garrett Marino
There are two aspects in this. Be content by comparing with the people below you or try for new heights by comparing yourself with who are above you.
Healthy competition is always better for your betterment. But in many of the Organisations the people who are not able to do well will compare themselves with other well doers. The feel jealous and try to spoil his image among others. Even sometimes they try to carry bad words to the superiors about other person. This is very ugly and no one should do it.
Compare yourself with others and get inspired. Do a better job and go better in life. This should be the attitude.
Readers should not think that I am simply praising myself but this is the fact which I feel proud to.
A blunt knife or rusted knife can't be useful for anything just for the sake we call it as the knife similar to PayTM series or Sachin or Virat records.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
We are human being if we will not go outside and will stop comparing ourself with other one. we will stop our growth. we must compare our best part with others. It will not only give us chance to do better but will definitely improve our quality.
There is well said santosham param sukham, It is good verses when we did very hard work and mostly get handful in reward that time we must satisfy ouself and need not to revoke.
This cases is not apply with every thing , if we stop comparing with other one we ill stop producing the best are we have.
Human being is the best creation of this beautiful world and they are the only one have vision to do new and new every day and this is possible just due to comparison with other.
We must compare for good humanity and development always.
For instance a student gets 95% and another 70%, now another student wants to compete with him. But see, now he will try to find the shortcuts because directly achieving that feat is not possible, he will try to hide his mistakes. But if he will compete with himself, then he will not improve so rapidly as in our eyes but will improve in the right way gradually.
So we should compare ourselves to ourselves, not to others. Learning from others' mistakes and ideals is a different thing. We will always need to learn from others' mistakes and ideals. But comparison to others makes us follower of a particular person and limits us till his/her progress. We should make our own way as each individual has different potentials.