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Feel Like You’re Falling Behind?

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Someone asks our age and we want to say, “A year past the point of no return.” We look at friends’ fancy jobs, hear an acquaintance name-drop a famous person they work with, scroll through engagement pictures on Instagram and think, I’m not as far along as I should be, and now it’s too late.

Social media has only amplified our fears. According to research published in the Harvard Business Review, the more you use social media, the worse you feel about yourself. …

Buddhism teaches, however, that the only person we need to compare ourselves to is the person we were yesterday. If we can outdo the person we were yesterday, even if it’s by taking just one step forward, then we are winning.

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