In an effort to understand ourselves, people and life, we all tend to compare and contrast. Technically, if we are comparing we are actively trying to find similarities between ourselves and other people. When we are looking at our differences? We are in contrast mode. The Latin root of contrast means “against.”
Both compare & contrast mode can be dangerous ways of relating. If we find ourselves forgetting that we are each one-of-a-kind and therefore incomparable, keep these three little truisms in mind. First: When assessing others, remember this: No two people read the same book the same way. Second: When analyzing ourselves, remember this: Perhaps you hear a different drummer; so, dance to the music you hear. Lastly: There is no correct formula for living a good life…but (and the truth usually comes after the word “but”) both comparing and contrasting are rarely part of the happiness equation.
Silver Disobedience® philosophy believes all healthy relationships begin with self-awareness. I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience ✨ I am a Perception Analyst and I wrote The Silver Disobedience Playbook. Here, I share my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People. More info in my bio, my websites and at Wilhelmina New York.