Man finds true happiness comparing himself to less successful friends

A MAN has discovered a profound sense of contentment and inner calm by comparing his fairly average life with the lives of unluckier friends.

Having spent years feeling inadequate next to his high-earning, house-owning, exotic holiday-going friends, Tom Booker recently began to focus on those friends who weren’t doing so well.

He said: “I was relieved to realise I know loads of losers. Normally I wouldn’t even think about them because their lives are so uninteresting to me, but by comparing myself to them, I feel great.

“If I focus on my mate Bryan who works at a cash and carry, for example, I feel like a king. The guy has absolutely no prospects and eats those microwave burgers that come in a bun. It’s a real mood lifter.

“Or there’s my friend Andy whose girlfriend left him right after he proposed to her. He had to be signed off work and hasn’t showered for months. Compared to him, I’m killing it”.

Booker added: “I’m meeting up with a couple of no-hopers this Friday for some beers. I can’t wait to compare our weekend plans because I know theirs are going to be even more depressing than mine.”