Every day we surround ourselves with our friends and strangers and compare what we have to what they have. We are never satisfied with what we have because comparison is the thief of joy. Most people cannot sit with their accomplishments and be satisfied, because they want praise and approval from those around them. However, this praise is short lived because fault will always be found. If you buy a new car that is an exciting experience, until you see someone driving a brand new luxury car and you realize that your car falls short in comparison. By doing these mental comparisons you are robbing yourself of your joy.