Finding an Alternative to "Better, Special and Right"

{josquote}...all of those adjectives create barriers between me and others.{/josquote}

I spent much of my life trying to be better, special, and right. The only alternative I could imagine was to be worse, ordinary and wrong and no one wants to be that. Now I’m trying to teach myself (and my kids) that it is possible to be unique, valuable and connected instead. It is difficult to overcome years of conditioning. I still want to be best. I still want to be right. I still long to be special. But all of those adjectives create barriers between me and others. They keep me in a state of comparison instead of a state of compassion.

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