Over the years, something that has caused me to feel very unhappy and anxious is that I was comparing myself with other people. What I say now and the philosophy I adhere to whenever I think about comparing myself to others is:
“I will only compare you to you” (or “I will only compare me to me”)
This is a very powerful line. I will talk about what it means in this article.
Autistic people are prone to comparing themselves to others, but this can lead to poor self-esteem and anxiety. In this article, I provide strategies on how to stop comparing yourself with others and explain why the only person you might find beneficial to compare yourself with is you!