Teddy Roosevelt once said “Comparison Is The Thief of Joy”.
And I’m not sure I agree with this.
Comparison is a tool, albeit a competitive one, we use to gauge something about ourselves to another.
I can compare my car, to my friends car. I can compare my body, to a fitness models body.
I don’t see any type of intrinsic negativity in either of these actions. It is merely used as a benchmark, and with the right mindset I believe it could actually be an incredibly helpful tool. I think comparison can grant insight into our contentment levels of our own abilities/traits. And likewise, push them to higher reaches if we so desire.