The Demon of Comparison

Posted by Edward Ernest | May 2, 2017 | Art, Community Collaboration, Ghosts and Demons and Shadows! Oh My!, Self Esteem | 0 |

This fucking Demon!!! Oh jeez! The Demon of Comparison ingrained itself at a young age with me.

It all started with my parents, who viewed me as a representation of them, and not an individual human being. Everything was about appearances to their friends, however, behind closed doors, I was being compared to their friend’s children. ‘Shirley’s kids are doing this, why can’t you be like them?’ Or ‘How can your stupid friend come up with such a good idea and you can’t?’

Eventually, over time, my parent’s voice became the voice inside my head. All of a sudden, the demon inside me was now comparing me to everyone and everything.

I was never as good as others. I was never as smart as others. I was never dressed as well as others. I was not as rich as others. And the list went on…….

Even when you’re doing well, the demon of comparison finds a way to make you look small and insignificant by comparing you to somebody that’s attained some type of status that very few ever do.

It’s a vicious cycle and a daily struggle. Learning not to compare yourself to others is not easy, but I’m slowly making my way.

If this sounds like you, then the below Demon of Comparison I drew might have a special place in your heart.

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The Demon of ComparisonThe Demon of Comparison

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Edward Ernest

Edward Ernest is pretty much the coolest guy that ever lived.......according to himself. He's one of the founders of and has zero respect from any of his colleagues.To the outside world, he's this very nice upstanding citizen, but behind closed doors he's one of the meanest people we know.Yes, he writes nice articles and gives good advice. It might even seem like he cares about you and wants to be your friend. But please, don't be fooled.We've seen him kick a dog a with a broken leg before and have heard him on the phone berating his grandmother for only giving him a $5 birthday gift.Be thankful he's not related to you.

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