You can’t lose a game you never played. Then why do we compare ourselves with others, whose lives we never lived?
When we get caught up in the comparison game, we forget – everybody has different starting points, different life constraints, and different objectives.
A professor is not less successful than a businessman, because he has less money. Nor is the businessman less successful because he has no published research papers. They are both playing different games.
Once again – you can’t lose a game you never played 🙂