Why is Everyone Else So Weird?


It’s weird to compare yourself to other people. Natural, I think, but weird. I mean, there’s the whole “am I good enough?” or “are other people having more fun?” or “is my life pathetic?” worried type of comparing, which never ends well but isn’t, in the end, about comparing so much as being reassured that you aren’t a total fuck-up.

I’m more interested in, well, I guess I’d call them lifestyle comparisons. Every person has their little daily routine, which, who knows where it comes from, but it’s just the way you get things done. For example, I floss at night only, and use mouthwash in the morning only. Why? I dunno. But for me it would feel wrong to do it any other way.