The Danger of Comparisons

Posted on 26 June, 2010 by Gina, Paul | 2 Comments to Read

Do you often compare yourself to others – then find your self-esteem plummeting? As Shakespeare himself said: ‘Comparisons are odious’. Why? Because there will always be someone taller, thinner, more beautiful and more successful than us.
The media has a lot to answer for – take a look at the insidious beauty industry and women’s magazines. When did you last pick up a glossy and feel good about yourself? Quite. Dove have successfully poked fun at the beauty industry in their brilliant ad campaigns. Check out this short video to see how the magazine designers airbrush models to death – to make them look ‘perfect’. It’s all Photoshop – in reality these models don’t ‘exist’.

Tricks of the magazine trade

In today’s podcast, Paul and Gina look at ways we can combat the ‘comparison game’ and come out on top.

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3 comments
Paul
Paul

Hey Emily! Thanks you so much for the kind comment, I'm so glad you felt a connection with it and had a light bulb moment ! It really made me giggle when you said that.

Let Gina and I know how you get on with this new way of comparing

Cheers!
Paul

Paul
Paul

Hey Emily! Thanks you so much for the kind comment, I'm so glad you felt a connection with it and had a light bulb moment ! It really made me giggle when you said that.

Let Gina and I know how you get on with this new way of comparing

Cheers!
Paul

Emily Rowley
Emily Rowley

Thanks so much for this podcast! Lightbulb moment - the only really fair comparison is to your 'old' self. Brilliant! Focus on satisfaction from self improvement instead of comparison with unattainable ideals. Must go and write this down.