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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Episode Eleven: Comparison

Compared to other weeks, this episode was a bit more difficult.

But, we did it. We completed the episode even with the large amount of election-brain we suffered from last week. In a world where we are inundated with social media, it’s hard not to notice this week’s topic creeping up in life more often. We are surrounded with pretty pictures and success stories of our peers, after all.  This week’s podcast is about comparison - why we do it and so much more. We hope you'll join us as we jump back in to another deep topic, but not to worry, there are some laughs along the way.

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In this week's episode:

  • Brett and Sarah talk right up front about social media and comparison and a few reasons why the self-discipline of refraining from social media might help, but is very difficult. 
  • They tackle the concept of “grass is greener,” contentedness, the origin of comparison, why we do it, advice on combatting it, if comparison is a difference of male vs female thinking and the positive aspects of comparison.
  • Brett and Sarah both make some confessions about comparison.
  • This podcast episode and this podcast episode.
  • The Dad Bod. 'Nuff said.
  • Our Thanksgiving thankfulness challenge.

That's what she said:

  • “You get to something or you achieve something that is comparable to other people who you have looked up to in the past for doing, and you’re like “eh, no, let’s look over here. That person is doing this next thing and I need to be doing that. It’s like a never ending cycle and we’re always so focused on the next and if the grass is greener really on the other side.” -Sarah
  • “So, comparison definitely lives online, but it is not born online. It is born within us.” -Brett
  • “You have to be given a healthy dose of it so that you’re not like, lazy. I think there is a reason for it.” -Sarah
  • “There are snapshots of people we see that are more idyllic than the drudgery of our daily lives.” -Brett
  • “I’m learning as I get older that listening is key. I have not spent enough time in my life listening to others.” -Sarah
  • “That’s the number one thing that I would ever hope from this podcast. That someone would listen to us and say ‘oh you too?'" -Brett


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