Compared to what

This post is by Seth Godin from Seth’s Blog

Satisfaction is often driven by the story we tell ourselves.

How does this rank compared to what I expected? Compared to what I used to have? Compared to the person sitting next to me?

The richest person in the world used to sleep on the floor and eat moldy food, but still felt great because it was more than the person in the next cave.

The good news is that our perception of comparison is up to us.