Ego is something which is there in all of us. For ego, the basic need is not food, shelter or roof on top but it is the recognition (that it exists). The problem is that there is no limit to the amount of recognition it requires. Irrespective of how much recognition you are getting now, it always needs more than that to feel good about itself. Because in its world, it is the sun and it wants everyone to revolve around it (don’t it its true, then tell me how many likes you want for every post you make?).
When things don’t happen that way, it looks around scampering for whatever recognition it can get. When some other ego gets more recognition than it does, it first compares and evaluates why? If it is for bigger accomplishments or contribution then it tries to reason it out and tries to accepts it and think of emulating it (well, to get similar or more recognition). When it can’t emulate or accept it, it boils with pure jealousy.
The bottom line is where there is ego, there is comparison. Instead of asking ourselves not to compare, we need to recognise that it cannot be ‘deleted’ and learn to live with it.