I wrote this earlier today:
I would posit that we are all subjected to and susceptible to messaging. It can take years, as it took me, to distance myself from comparisons, find delight and joy in other’s accomplishment, and understand these great and abiding universal truths:
The beauty in other speaks directly to the beauty in me.
Others’ accomplishments speak to the potential for courage inside me.
What is magnificent in others appeals to what is magnificent in me.
When you achieve you honor me. You lift me up.
What you achieve is an invitation for me to find my own definition of success.
.I’m with you sister. I am exhausted from the backbiting bullshit.