The Power of Comparison
A manual for better living
by Robert Prior
Pub Date 15 Sep 2019
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We're all products of our comparisons. What we think of ourselves, the way we feel and how we behave are affected by the comparisons we make.
The comparison-generating properties of social media mean this is more relevant than ever before.
Our comparisons also influence the everyday decisions we reach, often to our disadvantage. From eating to investing, driving to buying and working to dating, we can use them far better than we do.
In "The Power of Comparison" you'll learn how to tackle the mental health problems comparisons can cause as well as ways to turn them to your psychological, physical and financial advantage.
It's a manual for better living in this exciting, yet challenging, new era.
"""I don't normally write reviews but thought I would for this intriguing book. The author convincingly argues that we make a lot of comparisons and they can have profound and wide-ranging effects on our mental health as well as the quality of our decisions. As he says, ""It's all relative""! I found it very instructive and will definitely be applying some of the techniques described in the book. There's interesting titbits about investing, driving and even placing bets on sporting outcomes!! I really enjoyed it.""
""I had never thought about the importance of the way we all make comparisons every day in many areas of our lives until I read this book. Based on his apparent wide knowledge of international research in the subject but written in an easily readable style, the author unpicks how so many of us make the wrong comparisons about aspects of our personal lives which can so easily lead us to false conclusions about our own self worth and to lack of confidence and anxiety in social situations. He goes on to gave many suggestions as to how we can train ourselves to make more correct and positive comparisons which help to overcome such difficulties and improve our happiness and feelings of wellbeing.
In the second part of the book he applies these methods to a range of activities from driving and dating to shopping and sport where we can use them to make better decisions leading to greater success.These tips alone are well worth the purchase of this book.""
""I found this a really interesting and helpful read. I could imagine it being particularly useful to younger people suffering from the comparisons they make via social media. It uses CBT to do this. Would strongly recommend."""