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Well, psychologically I would argue that WE ALL compare ourselves to others, whether we know it or not and whether we like it or not. We're a highly social species, perhaps the most social species of all on our planet. Caring what others think and feel (also about ourselves) is a social skill that we have evolved over a very long time and for some very good, biological and social reasons.
However, what I can say is that I try to not compare myself too much consciously. I don't have power over my unconscious and like I said, I'm certain there are also good aspects about comparing yourself. But I do try to limit my behavior insofar that I reduce the negative comparisons as much as possible. I do have some physical insecurities (I'm very confident about my character and my mental skills) but that's just my thing. I don't really talk about them because I don't think it will make anything better. When I was a teenager, it used to be pretty tough sometimes but I'm 27 now and I've come a long way. I've learned to accept myself pretty well. There's a prayer called "Serenity Prayer" by Friedrich Niebuhr that I really like (although I'm not religious ;-)). It actually originates back to ancient Greek philosopher Epictetes (without the god reference, obviously):
"God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which can be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other."
Most Helpful Girl