The great angst of modern life is this: No matter how hard we try, no matter how successful we are, no matter how good a parent, worker, or spouse—it’s never enough. There is always someone richer, thinner, smarter, or more powerful; someone that makes us feel small in comparison. Failure of any kind, large or small, is unacceptable to us. The result: Therapist’s offices, pharmaceutical companies, and the self-help aisles of bookstores are besieged by people who feel they’re not okay as they are.
Now that is something to keep in mind. Very interesting article.