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"Avoid comparing yourself with others . If you do , you'll lose the chance to see the beauty in you !" - Ritu Ghatourey

I saw this quote in my school and I could really relate to it . A while ago , I would literally compare myself to everyone I knew/see and I always just felt really depressed when I did as I always thought to myself 'why can't I be as pretty as that girl ?' or 'why can't I be as smart as that guy ?' and all these kind of thoughts . It took me quite a long time to realise that no matter how much I compared myself to these people , I would never change to be like these people just based upon negative thoughts . And therefore , I slowly stopped comparing myself with others and became happy with who I am . Why be a second version of someone else when you can be the greatest version of yourself ? So stop comparing yourself to other people and let your natural beauty (inside and out) shine through .

Simple photo today I guess , I've been so busy this week I didn't even think i'd have time to make a photo ! Ah well , something is better than nothing ! Take care and keep smiling , you little cuties .

Tumblr: jam-bird.tumblr.com/

Enjoy , comment & fave ! ☮

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MuteStorm Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  New member
In a way...
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Bandit-The-Wolfess Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
people compare me to people I can't be because I am me and always will be. They just don't accept it. I don't get it.
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gueros84 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
I beg your pardon, but this is nonsense. There is no alternative to comparing, quitting comparing would mean deactivating consciousness in general.
Back again to stop thinking and be happy ^^ 
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Photographer
Well obviously we can't help but compare ourselves to others as it's something we can't help but what I mean by this quote is that don't overly-compare or literally obsess in measuring up yourself to every single individual you see that it comes to a point where you feel worthless because you don't have their characteristic
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gueros84 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
I see your point, but as you told about "stop comparing" in the desrciption I felt bothered, or better said pretty jelaous, because it is actually  an issue for myself.
And  since I am struggling with exactly that point, I only can say; that shit is rather serious, and the sentence is attractive as an idea, but not more than a wish (to me). May somebody else find a practical way to use this well meant advice! ^^
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914four Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
“We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and - in spite of True Romance magazines - we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely - at least, not all the time - but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don't see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.” - Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway
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BubblegumW Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a great message! :aww:
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Photographer
thanks!
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BubblegumW Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. :D
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Greystar2000 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student General Artist
I can relate to a lot in your gallery! :nod:
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ErinBird Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student Photographer
thank you!
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dogsrpeepl2 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Comparison is the thief of joy.
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Raixander Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
This is a great comment itself that deserves its own picture/post!
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Photographer
ah
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executioner-ed Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
comparing yourself to others does a disservice to you. you are a class all unto yourself.
no others may compare.
don't make me come over there.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Photographer
aha I agree!
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L1zk1t Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist
I compare myself to perfect women like Jessica Nigri....and I feel worse than what I did before.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Photographer
Firstly , there's no such thing as a perfect woman (: Jessica Nigri may be 'pretty' but to be honest I don't think she's pretty at all but i'm quite sure she's got a lot of flaws too which doesn't make her perfect because , well , perfect people don't exist ! (: Don't compare yourself to these people .. it took me a while to learn this but it's the truth: you'll never look/be like them . No matter how hard you'll try , you'll always be you . So why be a second version of someone else when you can be the best version of yourself ? You only have one life , so you might as well live that life as yourself , not like anybody else . 
Learn to feel good about yourself (: It may take a while (and that's okay !) , but don't copy others (: be happy to be you !
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Bansheeba1989 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Even Master Yoda could not disagree with that :D

But seriously Love your Work :)

Ps: Is that Bed Sheet ?? coz i bet everyone is trying to figure this out :P
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Photographer
thank you so much ! and haha yes it is :aww:
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ValentinasNightmare Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
i can really relate to this and your story. :( i should learn to listen to this quote :)
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student Photographer
:hug: It's never too late to change ! Try very slowly to think differently - I started off by listing things that I liked about myself and I reminded myself of them every day . I also had a huge folder of pictures on my laptop of just pretty girls and fashion and such for 'inspiration'/trying to look like them - deciding to delete that folder was one of the best decisions I've made ! It's small and simple steps that lead you to a different mind set :aww:
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ValentinasNightmare Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
thanks for the advice :aww: i will try that some time soon :D :hug:
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Brittany-Psalm28-7 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
This is a really important message for me.  Thank you!  :)
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Photographer
aw you're welcome
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SugarCoatedKitty Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you~ :3
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Photographer
you're welcome :aww:
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tkj222 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really liked the art though! It's a great reminder to myself that I need to change those horrible ways. :D Thanks!
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Photographer
aw no problem :aww:  
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tkj222 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I do this a lot. I guess why I also tear people down and laugh at suffering so feel better. I'm a terrible person.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Photographer
I see
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tkj222 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Those 2 comments were supposed to be together. I didn't wanna leave a sad and depressed comment. Your work is amazing a it truly inspires me. I told you already but it actually made me create something! Thanks <3
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Photographer
ah right I thought they were supposed to be together haha :aww: and aw thanks 
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WaterWizz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Good gravy I do this a lot. I still haven't found a way of stopping myself. Force of habit I guess. 
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Photographer
"good gravy" hahahah omg what a cool expression ! and yes it's almost like a sub-conscious habit to do it !
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Rainiila Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I admit to doing that sometimes, but I'm trying to just be happy with myself. Sounds weird in words, but I think I'm getting a little better.
Anyway, it's still beautiful.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Photographer
thank you so much !!
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jay-villneff Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Photographer
:hug:
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jay-villneff Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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jay-villneff Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that is a great quote, and it's good u shared your own story, and how it related to you in the description. I would say for me, I wondered about alot of stuff at times when around people, and such. But overall, it's good to focus on the beauty in yourself, as then you can protray it more outwards n allow those whom truly matter n whom truly care and love for you, will notice that inner beauty and feel blessed to be able to experience it =D

i'm very thankful for ur quotes, and that u didn't stop. and to those whom diss or whatnot, i ask you to look upon yourselves in the mirror, and ask yourselves why you diss. 

U are a great person and keep smiling too Erin =D u have a great <3 =D
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Photographer
I'm glad the description of my own story was 'useful' in some sort of way (: I feel like if I give my own back-story to the quote , it can also help others relate with it , you know ? ahh anyway thanks so much for your sweet comment Jay and you have a lovely heart too ! :aww:
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jay-villneff Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your quite welcome, and it's great u put ur heart and soul in your works =D you take care and rock on Erin =D 
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snoogaloo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Thank you for that beautiful reminder.

I have to admit I often do that, and I'm hoping I turn over a new leaf.

Thank you for all the wonderful that you bring to the world!
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Photographer
awww thanks !! 
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snoogaloo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome :iconhappysunplz:
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Asterlia Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I really needed to hear this quote. I have a strange talent for comparing myself to other people.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Photographer
mm it's something we're almost taught to do though , you know ? I know my parents always told me to compare myself with others so I could strive to be better than them like grades and such , but idk I started comparing myself to others so much I did it for everything and yeah it took a while to stop and being happy with myself .
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Asterlia Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Really? My parents always tell me not to compare myself to other people because when I do, it ends up upsetting me. But I guess it could also act as a motivator.
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Da-Vinch Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm so happy to hear that you are aware that you are perfect the way you are. Because I think you are just wonderful the way you are. You seem so smart and beautiful to these eyes. 
We are who we are and finding the best of who we are is the biggest job we have in life. I do love seeing your photo with your words in marker. It means this is from Erin's heart.

Hug
 
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