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"Don't compare your chapter one to someone else's chapter twenty." - Unknown


I know it's easy to compare your journey to someone else's, but you really really shouldn't. Everyone is different and some people are just further along in their journey than yours. I guess it's key not to compare yourself to anyone at all in general really. You are you and there is no point in trying to compare, or even compete, with anybody else - focus on yourself and assess yourself by your own standards.

Yep, the book used to help display this quote is The Fault In Our Stars (: It was actually the only good enough book which had actual chapter headings and enough space above the heading for the quote.
and yes I saw the film and yes I cried omg


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Zalaria Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Student General Artist
I can't tell you how many times I've run into this situation. I have been comparing myself negatively towards others, prolly due to my parents comparing me to other people. It annoys the hell outta me and I just want to say "dammit be happy with what you have"
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Student Photographer
Very true - people should be happy with what they have and shouldn't compare themselves to others.
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tkj222 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
100th comment!

Great quote! I really need to remember this one from day to day heh heh.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student Photographer
Aww thank you - it's a quote I find myself remembering quite a lot 

(woo congrats on the 100th comment! :aww:)
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ElaTheEchidna Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
what book is this?
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student Photographer
I wrote the name of the book I used in the description..
the fault in our stars
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ElaTheEchidna Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
..........I should really read the description more often........
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LovelyIcePrincess Featured By Owner Edited Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I super relate to this quote, this is sad In reality. Sometimes when we began removing all those people from the past/ your  benchmarks...and just keep your eyes focused with people who was there for you during your lowest of lows, you"ll start to see your own milestone at a slow pace achievements. However there are just people who keeps on imposing there success right in front of you, and tell your little success unworthy, it's depressing. why is it you need to compete everyday to their shadows.
sometimes their critique can influence your thinking and sometimes I ask myself again am I doing the right thing, I've stepped a different road to the majority, I've detoured a different challenge, I felt everyone is so far the distance.
The meaning of success, which everyone normally thinks, is financial wealth and power.
In the end you have to keep competing to reach the top so no one will look down on you, but to make the stress less you just have to compete with the older version of you. On a gradual pace there's happiness in that.
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openskyline Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I loooooove how you don't actually write on the books, and the wuotes rock too.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Photographer
thanks (:
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