Why Comparisonitis?

We used to talk about people who were obsessed with “keeping up with the Joneses”, making sure you had the latest and greatest of everything that your neighbours had. It was a bit of a jibe at people who weren’t content with what they had. Now it’s FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and Comparisonitis. The difference being that FOMO is trying to be a part of everything, not missing a thing whether you want to do it or not, being tuned in to everything that is happening; the latter is comparing your life to someone else’s and “discovering” that theirs is better, that you can’t possibly compete. A comparisonitis conversation might go something like: “You remember Matthew, he dropped out of high school

School-mum stresses

School can be the most stressful or most enjoyable time in your life. Primary school was a confusing time for me, I didn’t get that people lied (I lied often, so it really shouldn’t have been a surprise to me), or that people could be mean for absolutely no reason, and I wasn’t great at reading social cues. But it was also the best time, playing with other kids every day (I have always loved being around people), reading, learning interesting new things, writing stories. The last thing I would want to do is go back to school, but when you become a parent, that’s exactly what happens. You have to do homework almost every night (despite plenty of research to say that it doesn’t improve outcome

© 2016 Linda Burgess, Highlands Holistic

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