What Is Comparison?
Have you ever thought of a linchpin of our individuality? What makes us unique and special among billions of other human beings, in fact so similar to ourselves? And, finally, what is the major component that lays in the basis of our choice concerning profession, hobby and, of course, life partners and friends?
Since our birthday we start to absorb experiences, emotions and pictures, like sponge and further on build our personal mentality and personality. One could argue that the major role in this process is played by parents and relatives; the other may put more emphasis on the role of the society and circumstances, the third could even dig into the scientific reasons. But today I would like to talk about the role of comparison in our lives. And even more – about life as a comparison.
I strongly believe that everything we know comes to us as a result of comparison. We let the external factors flow through the prism of our individual perception. Our perception, therefore, is the collection of our experiences and pictures from the past that enrich and fulfil our personality. When we are small, we compare ourselves to the others and questions that come to our mind, such as, Why is the sun shining? Why is the sky blue? Why do the birds sing? etc are the first familiarization with the realities of the world we live in. We know the laws of nature but if one day sun does not rise, our comparison will make us to develop a new experience and seek for the explanation of this phenomenon.
We meet new people and inevitably compare them with other individuals, with ourselves and our standards. Every new meeting is a…