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my insides and other people's outsides

The first rule of self esteem is "Don’t compare yourself to other people!"

There is no way your detailed inside track on all your problems can stand up to the superficial view you can see of other people.

Or as I put it in my Mottos

"Don't judge your insides by other people's outsides"

But I just found this quote today.
"Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats." - George Orwell

Which seems to me to be saying the same thing.

Comments

Except George talked more goodly.

Orwell

Well I can hardly deny that he talked more goodly.
But I think his take on the issue is a bit more depressing than mine.

Re: insides

Do you mind if I post parts of this in my journal and reference yours?

It's good...

Re: insides

I would be honored.