This is a really excellent book. It really does help. It did help me kind of think more about what is most important to me in my life. I should explain, I suppose. The title is Essentialism and the subtitle is The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.
We live now in times of incredible distraction. Everywhere we look there are success stories. Along with that are stories of people who overcame incredible odds to succeed at something or other, despite an infirmity or life-changing event of some sort or other. And we want to be successful, too.
We see these stories and think, “Oh, I wish I could be them” or “Thank God I’m not them.”
Either way, we’re doing a form of comparison that’s unhealthy for us.