Yes, it tears down your self esteem. I use to do that, didn't make me feel good about myself. We are all different, different strengths, and different weaknesses. Why compare our weaknesses with someone else's strengths? We all are beautiful, but in different ways. Why compare ourselves to others? We are who we are, and we should be happy with that! And we also don't know about what is happening in someone's deeper inner life, someone can act happy but really be hurting inside. Things aren't always as they seem. People aren't always as they seem. Let's look and the mirror and be happy with who we see. Let's compliment and be happy for others, but don't compare!
Yes and no. You can strive to be like other people or better like ex: you love soccer and want to be better than David beckham (goodluck!) but it's bad to compare things you've accomplished or yourself to peers
I really did attempt to answer your question, but somehow it appears the answer is under a question which asked if it was wrong to try to please ourselves or should we please others. Sorry, but it is there if you would like to view it. Maybe, I was half asleep and messed up somehow, don't know! But, your question did matter to me and my answer is there! lol
If u do so out of jealousy, vanity, egoism or out of self righteousness, than it's surely unethical. But to want to compare & evaluate yourself with others, in order to better yourself, is a good in itself; thereby, is a virtue
Is that "bad"? Think about it like this: when you compare yourself to others SOMEONE always loses. Whether it's you or the other guy. Someone loses... So, is it "bad" to tear down either yourself, or someone else? I think it's destructive. Our time would be better spent thinking about more positive things. So... when you catch yourself making a comparison, quickly redirect your thoughts. It takes practice, but you can break yourself of the destructive habit.