How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

I cannot tell you what the future will look like, but I can tell you that as long as you are breathing you belong in this world. And because you belong in this world, there will be places within it that welcome you.

Perhaps it might not be with the group or position you thought you would be in, but it will be just for you. Maybe you have longed to be a part of a community, but you actually feel called to start one yourself. Perhaps you don’t feel like you belong in your family, but you were meant to be family to someone else. This does not mean that you have to leave every relationship behind and that there is no room for things to be healed in time, but it does mean that you are not limited to feeling that you don’t belong.

Even if you are landlocked, and you can’t travel the way you wan to. Even if you don’t feel like you don’t have the personality to keep up with others, the more you begin to choose to bravely keep your eyes open, the more you will begin to see : all around you, there are places for you to belong, and help others belong too.

12 responses to “Belong”

  1. Powerful words. I believe we all go through this phase of feeling listless and not striking a resonance with anybody, assuming that we’d be left alone and by ourselves. But like your wise words say that may be we are meant for better and bigger things, things that begin with us and allow us to feel liberated and rooted.

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    • I agree. It’s a common feeling that most everyone experiences at least once in their life. Every person, to some degree, needs to feel like they relate to someone around them. If, right now, you feel like you don’t fit in with the people and places that surround you, there is likely a reason for it.

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    • Man is by nature a social animalโ€ฆAnyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of society, is either a beast or a god. โ€” Aristotle

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