The sentence itself is rooted in self-comparison.
When we feel behind, we have to ask, “Relative to what?”
We tend to forget all the other aspects of our lives when we start looking at others to see where we “should” be.
Sarah landed her dream client as a graphic designer, but she lives with a partner who doesn’t treat her kindly.
Janice just got hired at a Fortune 500 tech company, and her twin brother got into a freak accident 2 days ago.
Daniel made a boatload of money through his work as an entrepreneur, and he has troubles falling asleep at night.
The reality we face is that we live in an edited world. All the raw footage and unfiltered emotion doesn’t make the cut to our social media (the main medium we use as the world is in lockdown).
Everyone else is trying to find their own place, and we are too.