Like Rats in a Maze

Caught in a trap.

Caught in a trap.

It’s easy to get caught in a performance trap. How many times do we find ourselves comparing ourselves against others? We’re like rats in a maze trying to outperform one another. It’s not enough to just be us but humanity somehow finds it needful to put others down to stroke one’s ego. The other extreme is true too. Some of us feel constantly down when we look at the successes of others.

What is the answer? I often write about contentment in this blog and I think the answer to getting out of the the performance trap can be found in these verses that I read today.

If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing,
he deceives himself. Each one should test his own actions.
Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing
himself to somebody else, for each one should carry his own load.

Don’t get me wrong. I think we should look around us and still take stock of our lives but I think there is a huge need for us to stop putting others down or feeling really crappy about ourselves if we aren’t doing too great in some areas of our lives. The bottom line is that the only person who can do something about anything is us and the route we take to get to any destination in life is unique to each one of us. The question we need to ask ourselves is this.

“What would we come to regret on our deathbeds?”

It’s a somber question but asking it would help us determine our priorities and what we wanna do with our lives today. Life doesn’t pass us by cos’ we are the ones who choose to sit on the sidelines in our obsessions.

Just a lil’ something to think about as we head into the start of a new work week tomorrow. Have a great Sunday and if this post is too heavy for ya have a read of my last post on comic books and video games.

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