It's all about competitions and comparisonsWe talk about competitions. Many people say that competition helps us to progress in life. Think of a child who has just started to go to school. In the beginning, the child is freely playing and enjoying with the other children. While she/he is growing up, the pressure of study sets in. The number of books increases with the level of the child's standard and many times the parents tell their kids to be competitive enough to beat the other students. While this can boost up the child to perform better, this can lead to increase the desire of the child towards getting more in every situation in life. When the pressure is always exerted on a child through a given parameter, this given parameter may stay on the mind throughout the life to hanker for more.
This parameter in school life may be the first girl/boy in the class, at a later stage, it may be a neighbour or relative who has secured a place in some prestigious institutes and later in service life it may be the salary of another friend or colleague. Do we set the parameters of all our actions based on the performance of others? Can we compete with our own performance and better it at different stages? If we concentrate on our own actions and try to better them at different stages, we can be happier rather than feeling jealous towards others. Members, do you agree to this?