If I could give anyone advice in this world, it'd be this: don't compare your life to other people's lives. This is something I also work on because yes, it can be difficult. I'll be honest though, it drives me absolutely bonkers when people compare their lives to mine or someone else's. You never know what other peoples lives consist of. The green is NOT greener on the other side; it's green where you water it.
I could throw out examples all day long, but I'll give you two that popped in my noggin:
+ I decided to go back to college to get my master's degree. Once I told certain people, they said, "Well since you're getting yours, I might as well get mine too." Umm, no. Just because I am getting mine doesn't mean you gotta jump on the bandwagon. If you do it for yourself, that's fine... but don't do it just because I am doing it.
+ Hubby and I are definitely "middle class" economically; not rich, not poor. But one of my in-laws rolls in money (in other words, their parents are rich). You'd think they'd be livin a nice life, right?! Negative, ghost rider. This in-law is a super negative person that may never known the true meaning of happiness. Money does NOT buy happiness.
Everyone is on their own journey. And that's how it should remain. Just because I'm at a certain path in my life doesn't mean you should be too. My advice: Live for YOU and don't compare your life to other people's.