Be honest. When was the last time you saw someone's followers count on Instagram and got jealous? Or maybe you felt they didn't deserve that nice camera because their work was subpar in your eyes. Jealousy is a poisonous and yet far too common emotion among creatives, and this great video essay gets really honest about why we feel it and how to handle it.
Coming to you from Sean Tucker, this video examines an emotion I'm sure all of us have felt from time to time. It's very easy (particularly in a field that marries creativity with one's financial success) to fall into the trap of comparison with your peers, but that's almost always a fool's errand. As Tucker breaks down, it's not unusual to feel those things, but it's important that we become introspective and figure out what's really causing those emotions, because the majority of the time, the only real race is with yourself. I know personally that my creative voice only became solid when I stopped trying to outdo what others were doing and started focusing on becoming the best version of who I actually am. It's an interesting topic and one that definitely deserves some thought.