Getting past the race

We teach kids to share toys when they’re not using them, and to applaud their siblings and friends’ achievements.  As adults, we can learn to be genuinely happy for people around us who gain or do things important to them, without fearing invisible adverse affects on us.

Part of maturing means recognizing that others’ progress is not our failure.

It’s so much easier to avoid anxiety about whether you’ll win the race when you realize that you’re not in one.


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