> Measuring myself against you denying what I am myself
> If I am all the time measuring myself against you, struggling to be like you, then I am denying what I am myself. Therefore I am creating an illusion. When I have understood that comparison in any form leads only to greater illusion and greater misery, just as when I analyse myself, add to my knowledge of myself bit by bit, or identify myself with something outside myself, whether it be the State, a saviour or an ideology- when I understand that all such processes lead to greater conformity and therefore greater conflict- when I see all this I put it completely away.
> - Freedom from the Known, 31, J. Krishnamurti