You must differentiate and do your own thing now I realize.
It is good to do group work working on new exciting projects together but you can be replaced if someone wants to compete or replace you.
Comparison is a problem. Competing for the same job is the problem. Some people are naturally competitive and all they do is stick their nose into everything.
The only way to survive and feel good is to be unique now.
I worked with my friends and did school. But that was like blanketing everything. I now know how to work in positive groups but how about the real world? Do I know how to program in a company? All I know is working as a computer technician and computer sales.
I must take the time now to be alone doing my own thing so I don’t have to compare or compete no more. I would know something so niche that it will make me happy and sharp.