Art of Comparison

Topics: Apples and oranges, Comparison, Comparisons Pages: 4 (853 words) Published: March 20, 2013
Before I begin, I would like to pose a SIMPLE question to all of you..

“What does an apple have in common with an orange?”

Think about it. (Pause)
Can anyone give me an answer??

Yes, they are both fruits. They are both sweet.
Stephen King once said, that Books and Movies are like apples and oranges. They are both fruit, but taste completely different.

You just can't compare apples to oranges, they are both very different.

Don't you hate it when your mother compares your academic results with your other siblings? Or when the busybody aunty asks you every year, “ My dear, why are you not married yet? You see my daughter.. got married already..went honeymoon in Paris.. now got baby in the oven!! Faster get married la!”

Parents compare us with our siblings.Doctors compare us our heights and weight.And as if there is not enough comparison in the world, Schools compares our result to place us in a particular class.

But normally we are quite silent about this matter probably because we feel dissapointed with the unwelcome comparison.And so we refuse to speak up and defend ourselves, but inside we are silently fuming over the unkind remarks.

There is No Need To Compare

Personally, I believe that there is NO NEED for any comparison because each and every one of us are all UNIQUE in our own ways.

Some people may be gifted at being academically brilliant while others are more gifted by working with their hands and producing great pieces of art!

But unfortunately, many of us do not understand this concept and still compare over the silliest things.

For instance, every Chinese New Year, my aunt would compare me and her daughter, who is the same age as I am. Every year without fail, she would line me up with her daughter back to back and compare our height!

And she will only be satisfied if her daughter is taller than me.

But the secret is, shhh.. I will hunch my shoulders a little lower just to make myself shorter . I am...
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