There Will Always Be Somebody Better Than You (Unless you are Tiger Woods or Pete Sampras) – the nature of people is to create competition and a pecking order around it.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless yet be determined to make them otherwise.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
With apologies to F. Scott Fitzgerald, I offer this set of five opposing ideas for your perusal and contemplation: