I want to recalibrate my sociometer so I stop comparing myself to people who are way more awesome than I am and feel better about myself.

It might help to poke around in your mind to find out what's going on when you compare yourself to other people.

5Lumifer7yI don't know if self-esteem problems are fixable by pond-hopping. The world is big. There will always be many people way more awesome than you. You can't prevail in a status competition against the entire world and even in a small pond you'll be well aware that there are oceans out there. The way to win is not to play the game.

More "Stupid" Questions

by NancyLebovitz 1 min read31st Jul 2013498 comments


This is a thread where people can ask questions that they would ordinarily feel embarrassed for not knowing the answer to. The previous "stupid" questions thread went to over 800 comments in two and a half weeks, so I think it's time for a new one.