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Friday, January 17, 2014
The Comparing Creatures
By Lisa Earle McLeod
Humans are called the "comparing creatures." Comparing ourselves to others is how we make sense of life. Comparisons can inspire us to grow and change. Comparisons can also provide helpful examples of what we don't want to be.
But comparisons without context don't tell the full story. Someone with gorgeous kids may have financial problems; someone who's broke may have a wonderful spiritual life. You just never know about people.
The snapshot, be it at McDonald's or Facebook, is just one glimpse of a very long story.