One is everlastingly comparing oneself with another…

One is everlastingly comparing oneself with another, with what one is, with what one should be, with someone who is more fortunate. This comparison really kills. Comparison is degrading, it perverts one’s outlook. And on comparison one is brought up. All our education is based on it and so is our culture. So there is everlasting struggle to be something other than what one is. The understanding of what one is uncovers creativeness, but comparison breeds competitiveness, ruthlessness, ambition, which we think brings about progress. Progress has only led so far to more ruthless wars and misery than the world has ever known. To bring up children without comparison is true education. – Jiddu Krishnamurti 

More posts featuring Krishnamurti on Beyond Meds:

●  This is true meditation

●  If your meditation is only a personal matter; then it is not meditation

●  forget the ideal, the ideal is not real

●  facing facts

●  This is true meditation

Books by Krishnamurti:

●  Freedom from the Known

●  Total Freedom: The Essential Krishnamurti

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