I am so torn. I have been comparing myself with others in terms of salary.
And I understand usually a guy have better progressions for reasons like NS. I graduated from NUS BBA 6 years ago. Got into a supply chain job that pays me 3k initially, it took me so much effort to get paid 6k now but somehow my surrounding friends who graduated with me are sharing that they are getting 8 to 10k already.
Not just that, they have their investment portfolio and its paying them 5k per month extra. I tried trading crypto and stocks as well, even day trading only pays me $200 per day max.
I mean what the hell? Am I falling from the curve? How are they doing that? Can someone please share some salary advices?
Here are what netizens think:
- Don’t compare la. There is no end to comparison… The 8k person will think the 10k one earns more… The 10k one will think the 15k one earns more… No end la. Just give yourself a pat on the back. At least, you have a job.
- Not everything that is said to you is real. As much as you want to impress others, there are others who can blow a big bull at you.
- Use your earnings to buy a copy of “The Psychology of Money” by Morgan Housel and you will realise the comparison never ends, unless you choose to stop comparing.