If we do not compare and have a system to measure against others how does our ego know whether we are better or not?
Imagine what a world would be like if we did not measure ourselves against others. A society where we did not use a score, a measure, a test…sort humans out against each other like lining up sticks of different shapes or lengths.
Perhaps we do not have to imagine it, we could try it.
It’s strange that we only look at wealth, and conversely poverty, in terms of money.
Why do we never measure or chase a wealth of love, a wealth of kindness, a wealth of joy, a wealth of peace, a wealth of consciousness? If you had a wealth of those things, then there would be no need to measure ourselves against each other, we’d realise we are all the same no matter what.
Why do we not reach out to people suffering from a poverty of kindness, love, joy, peace and so on? Why do we not fill our schools with learning about real wealth, instead of preparing people to earn money?
Funny how human society measures itself. The fact that we need to compare at all is strange.