Peace be upon you, beautiful human being of the world!
Here’s a lesson to be gently hammered into our heads.
When you’re trying to change for the better, do NOT ever compare yourself to anyone else.
Whether it’s physical appearance (“aesthetics“), IQ (which changes over time btw as the brain is malleable), house, car, yacht (!!?!lol), do NOT make this mistake.
The only exception to this rule is when you look up to someone who is more God-Conscious than you. Someone who is more generous, more loving, more smiling! 😀
Awwww you smiled! Gotcha there 🙂
Someone who keeps sunnah fasts, reads more Quran, and learns more knowledge.
Someone who loves Allah so much you can just see the light radiating from their face.
This kind of person is the only one you’re allowed to compare yourself to, and try to be like.
Other than that, all comparison means nothing. Nil. Zeeeero.
People who are pursuing excellence (ihsan), by definition, are those who have competition.
But who is their competition?
Themselves from yesterday.
Dunk, slam! Eureka. Bam, bam!
Just look at Michael Phelps. He doesn’t care about the way he looks, or the money he makes…as much as he cares about beating his own personal record.
Look at where it’s taken him.
If we as human beings adopt this rule, cosmetic surgeons may be out of business 😛
And mental health issues may alleviate to a great extent. Peace will be more than just a far-off ideal. Peace will be home, right in our hearts. Lord-Willing!
And we will evolve collectively, on the shoulders of giants before us, in a much more enlightened state of consciousness.
If I’m stronger, you’re stronger.
If you’re stronger, dude thanks, I’m stronger!
We’ll chit-chat more re:debunking survival of the fittest ‘cuz baby…we all in ‘dis togetha. That’s for sure.
Until next time…
With immense love x gratitude,