Comparison is an ugly thing that feeds the wrong one within us. It comes in many forms; gossip, sarcasm, materialism, and just good old “one-upping”, to name a few.

It is a futile game with no winners. Once “we win”, we seek the next person or thing to compare ourselves to, finding ourselves in the same position as where we started.  

The type of self esteem purchased through comparison is short lived and simply not worth the price. There’s nothing we can do by dwelling on our low sense of self, except work ourselves into a stew of self-pity. It can’t be eliminated directly, but it can be replaced.  

Rather than dwell on our low self-esteem directly, we instead turn to those around us and seek to be of service to them. By replacing our self-pity with active, loving concern for others, we become the kind of people we can respect. We begin to love ourselves through our action of loving others.

Like everything else pertaining to the good life, there are no shortcuts. To improve our self esteem, we must do esteemable acts.  We must build others up to build ourselves up. 

The Klarity Lifestyle is built upon mind control.  We don’t compare. We love and practice gratitude for things we do have. We appreciate others and their differences for what they are.

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Matt Miller
Author: Matt Miller

Matt Miller has done many things in his young addition to just surviving. In 2002, Matt left behind person he once was as his life was suddenly changed forever by a horrendous mountain climbing accident. Diving for his falling father, Matt fell over 4,000 feet before miraculously stopping just short of the ragid cliffs. Through a night of survival and pain, Matt persevered but lost most of his fingers and toes as a result from frostbite. Matt does everything from public speaking, one-on-one consulting, firm strategy, as well as company retreat facilitation. With a seasoned investment background and passion for educating the investment world, Matt also can't resist sharing his comments from time to time on markets. Matt is also an avid runner, successfully completing over 10 marathons without his toes! He is 38 and resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

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