6 Lies Society Would Love For You To Believe 1. You need money to be happy. Our happiness is the result of the people, places & things we spend our time with — having money will not affect our mental state if we’re surrounded by negativity on a daily basis. We are constantly shown images of fame & wealth to encourage us to see these as status symbols that will fulfill us if we acquire them. 2. You should compare yourself to others. We are all unique and therefore cannot be compared to each other — apples & bananas taste completely different, hence we cannot compare them. Society benefits from this comparison because comparing ourselves to others is the greatest way to doubt ourselves — this doubt encourages us to buy products to combat the feeling of inadequacy we create through comparison.