If we start comparing ourselves with the people who are more in troubles than us, we will feel that we are lucky. That will give a positive frame of mind. That will help us to perform better and we can prosper. Instead of that if we compare with others who are progressing well and start worrying, we will get into a negative mood of mind. But if we take it sportively and accept as a challenge and work hard, we can also progress fast. All depend on how you take and how you react.
Similarly we should never compare with others as the development etc., will vary from person to person, We can see people doing mischievous things are honored but doing virtual things are criticized,