The silliest thing you can do in life is compare yourself to others. It's pointless and thus a complete waste of time. Think about it for a minute and you'll surely agree. If the other person is taller, you're too short. Smarter, you're a dummy. Richer, you're in the poorhouse. And so on and so on. Instead, a good exercise is comparing yourself to your past self and seeing how far you've come -- or fallen behind. Either way, the measuring stick is a valid one.
To that end I present my very first blog post, written in 2007:
Passing Middle Age