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The Comparison Trap

Not a day goes by that we’re not tempted to glance to the left and to the right to see how we measure up to the people around us. This is especially true at school. We see everyone else’s grades, clothes, athletic ability, talent, and popularity. And it’s easy to feel like we don’t measure up. So we adjust course, try harder, spend more, and then compare again. In this 3-part series, we will explore the difficult—but not impossible—challenge of escaping The Comparison Trap.

August 3: The Land of Er

August 10: Looking Around

August 17: It’s In the Bag