We are constantly under all sorts of comparisons
on both academic and career fronts;
as much as it is quite inevitable,
it is most definitely not all that life has to offer.
Surely, with competitions come improvements,
yet the one single person we ought to be weighed against
for being able to grow and make progress is amply sufficient.
Not to mention, it is only when we stop measuring ourselves against others
that we can wholeheartedly be engrossed in our own tasks and carve out a niche for ourselves spontaneously.