Gold-Lined Treasure Chest
Compare yourself to what everyone else has done. You quickly realize that you are nothing.
When it hits, you either sink into a hole, fight against and drive yourself to do, or you ignore it, and you lie to yourself.
You're really nothing.
When you look at yourself as a thing of worth by the things you do, you will always come up short.
Your art will never be as good, music as great, looks as beautiful, food as tasteful, research as astounding.
You might turn and say to yourself the words you just read, and then slump back in your chair, pour yourself a drink, light a smoke, or go to sleep. Your energy will be gone from you, becase what's the point anyways?
You might turn to the previous thought and scream, angry, upset, frustrated, livid.
You might take those emotions and put them toward something that really is great. Then, you'll still find that someone else has exceded you, and the cycle starts over.
Your life will become a slaving, methodological effort to