The other night my two daughters (age 2 and 1) were snacking on some goldfish crackers. My wife gave them each a handful. Quickly our youngest noticed her older sisters pile of goldfish. She was no longer interested in her own stash, she wanted her sisters. The funny thing besides that they were the exact same thing is that upon closer look our youngest actually had more in her pile. As my eldest valiantly defended her stash from being poached I couldn’t help but chuckle at the situation. A moment later I realized how we often do the same thing.
What do you think? Is it easy to fall into the trap of comparing and wanting that what we honestly don’t really need? Why even from childhood are we so obsessed with what others have?