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Avoiding the Comparison Trap

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Avoiding the Comparison Trap 

In a world of many options, it’s hard to resist making comparisons.  Seeking similarities or determining superiority seems endless.  In most cases, my analysis is fairly harmless:  comparing pasta to rice, one route to another, or capris to a skirt.

apples to orangesHowever, sometimes my mental match-ups completely fail.  This is often referred to as the apples to oranges comparison – meaning two things are so drastically different they cannot be compared.  The phrase is obviously cliché but I believe the concept is valid.