Comparison. It sounds like such a harmless thing. And a lot of the time it is–after all, we make most of our choices based on comparisons. What things we like better, what will give the better result, which feels better at the time, etc. But when it comes to comparing ourselves to others, we have nothing to gain. Either we feel like we fall short (wish I be as pretty, popular, rich, happy, etc., as so-and-so) or we puff ourselves up undeservedly (at least I’m not as bad off as…). And neither makes us feel any better. It is SO hard to stop comparing, though! But the next time I’m tempted to do so, I want to remember this quote by Pastor Steven Furtick, “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” That is genius. And so true–we only see (for the most part) what others want us to see. People are far more likely to share their successes–their best moments, reactions, expressions, photos–than their flops (self included). But in addition to that highlight real, you’d better believe there is plenty on the cutting room floor.