According to social comparison theory, we compare ourselves to others to evaluate ourselves accurately. While comparison can be a valuable source of motivation and growth, it can also cause you to develop self-doubt. Social media has become a significant way of comparing our lives to those around us. With social media exploding in popularity, we have access to continuous material to compare ourselves. Our attempts to keep up with the Joneses have moved beyond the neighborhood and onto the web. If you’re guilty of comparing yourself to others, this is why you should stop immediately.