Friday, March 30, 2007

Unhealthy Comparison - the key to gloom.

Is it human tendency to compare? Although we know that it is damaging to compare, there have been instances when our psyche naturally tunes to the behavior. Sometimes it can be motivating but most of the time it is distressing. It’s usually observed in parents. This can be very risky for the healthy upbringing of the kids. We tend to lose focus in order to achieve short-term aspirations, which are stemmed out of comparison. Some people have this natural inclination towards boasting. How does this affect the one who is at the receiving end? Doesn’t it require some disciplining of mind, to avoid getting into the rat race or is it better to avoid people who are constantly trying to nag others with their show. Well, I am not sure how to deal with this. My take would be to avoid this breed, which may not be feasible at all times. The least we could do is to imagine some cotton plugged into our ears when we see the being approaching with something new to intimidate us with.

3 comments:

Divya said...

You are right yet again! Comparison is a natural human tendency to ascertain one's superiority over the other. The moment one indulges in it , it brings doom - For, one loses sight of the path one has been following al this while due to one's preoccupation. Sometimes it is better to wear the horse's blind and just move forward happily!

Miss Stymie said...

thanks div

ankurindia said...

we keep comparing wat we dont have compare to others .. which makes us unhappy most of life time