Comparing and Judging Positively

By M-Power

Don’t compare yourself to others. Don’t judge others. You hear it all the time. But we do. We can’t help it. We are constantly comparing and judging. It is part of being human. Try to shut it off for a day and see how many times you find yourself judging and comparing. We are taught to compare in school. It is a cultivated skill – to identify similarities and differences. Small and large scientific discoveries have been made through the process of comparing and contrasting, then asking questions, creating hypotheses and conducting experiments.  We willingly submit to competitions where we are compared to our peers and judged. This is the entire premise in some of the most popular shows in our culture. Then why are we told not to compare and judge? Let’s start with the definitions. Comparison: a consideration or estimate of the similarities or dissimilarities between two things…

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