"For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves; but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise." John 5:44 and 2 Cor. 10:17,18 I can understand not judging others by the shoes you walk in and not letting them shame you from the ones they walk in (which is harder in a society of shame) But comparing yourself to others and measuring yourself by yourself? I think comparing yourself to others is natural when defining how you fit into the world. And measuring yourself by your own life makes sense, you just need the self honesty check every once and awhile, so you ask a friend for a disinterested opinion. Of course im not sure if the passage agrees with me or not, or if its saying something that i'm missing all together?