Throwing it out there: agree/disagree/why?

“Comparison [of oneself to others] leads most often to either pride or envy.”

-read somewhere…thought I wrote it down, but apparently not.

Neither pride nor envy are fruit of the Spirit, and neither contributes to love.  So why do we so easily and quickly compare ourselves, our work, our lives, our clothes, our homes, our … just about everything?

Is it because, just like kids in school looking on the grade sheet posted on the bulletin board desperately, we want to know where we stand?

Is it because it’s easier to identify ourselves by what we can quantify than our true identity as children of God?

Is it just another result of the fall?  Or is it a healthy part of the human experience?

What do you think?

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