Watch Out There's A Thief About

@WorDazza (15833)
Manchester, England
January 21, 2021 1:02pm CST
I was browsing a well known video hosting web site when I came across a video posted by someone who is doing the same online guitar course I'm doing. When he was talking about his comparatively slow progress he used a quote, which he attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, which was "comparison is the thief of joy". I've never come across that quote before but, thinking about the times I've unfairly compared myself to others, I realised how true it was. For instance, comparing my scientific achievements to those of Professor Brian Cox, my engineering achievements to those of Elon Musk, my guitar-playing ability to that of Matt Bellamy and my footballing abilities to those of Lionel Messi is clearly going to remove the joy from any achievements in those fields. So I would just like to say a big sorry to those guys. I didn't mean to make you feel bad.
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@xFiacre (12594)
• Ireland
21 Jan 21
@WorDazza Maybe now they’ll come out of their shells and blossom now that they won’t be comparing themselves to you.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
21 Jan 21
I sincerely hope so. They've all been guilty of underachievement for far too long.
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@xFiacre (12594)
• Ireland
21 Jan 21
@WorDazza It was when Hemingway was compared unfavourably to me that he shot himself.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
21 Jan 21
@xFiacre And quite right too. To do anything less would have been a dereliction of duty on his part.
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@JimBo452020 (42629)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 21
Nothing compares 2 u
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
21 Jan 21
Cheers Sinead. Or is it Prince?
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
21 Jan 21
@JimBo452020 Nah! She just converted to Islam.
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@JimBo452020 (42629)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 21
@WorDazza Really. Replace Friday Fish with Friday Prayers. Nothing wrong with that
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@vandana7 (98643)
• India
22 Jan 21
It is perspective. Kinda - I fear singing songs sung by my favorite singers, until and unless somebody else sings it. It is like, if she can, so can I, system. LOL
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@vandana7 (98643)
• India
22 Jan 21
@WorDazza LOL...you should get an award for employing so many. LOL
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
22 Jan 21
I forgot about my singing. I tend not to do it in public. I would hate to end the careers of so many of the world's greatest tenors.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
22 Jan 21
@vandana7 Absolutely. Although they should be paying me to keep my mouth shut.
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@LadyDuck (456889)
• Switzerland
22 Jan 21
I love this quote and I realize how much this is true. Stop comparing and be happy, this is something I am going to do.
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@LadyDuck (456889)
• Switzerland
22 Jan 21
@WorDazza That is also wrong, you make jealous and then they will badmouth just to make you feel bad.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
22 Jan 21
As long as you don't start comparing how happy you are with other people
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@JudyEv (324992)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Jan 21
Well, it works the other way for me but good for you!
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@vandana7 (98643)
• India
22 Jan 21
@WorDazza Who would have thunk she can insult.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
22 Jan 21
@vandana7 Anyone who has read her comments on here
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
22 Jan 21
Don't do yourself down. You're world class at insulting Vince.
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@paigea (35596)
• Canada
21 Jan 21
I've heard that, never heard who said it first.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
21 Jan 21
I'd never heard before today. I've already used it on Mrs. WorDazza twice
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@jstory07 (134175)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 Jan 21
It should make the thief feel bad.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
23 Jan 21
That comparison fella was always a bad 'un!
@Tampa_girl7 (48868)
• United States
23 Jan 21
I try not to compare myself to others
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
23 Jan 21
I think people who do compare themselves to others are not particularly happy people.