Did you ever hear from your parents that you need to compare yourself with someone else in many ways, like the score on exams, behavior, or height?
This comparison culture already existed in human society since humans live on the earth.
And one research revealed that this phenomenon exists in monkey society as well.
There are pros and cons, it forced people to improve themself on one side and people took a toll on their happiness on another side.
The followings are two examples to show how the comparison culture works in our life.
Ex1. You can only observe toddlers playing happily with red LEGO until they see a peer playing with yellow.
Ex2. It’s how your income compares to your friends rather than how much you earn that affects your overall life satisfaction. The higher your income rank, the happier you feel.
If you are interested in this topic, come to join us.
How comparison culture is killing flow.
https://www.ted.com/talks/stefanie_jack ... lling_flow
Comparison culture is taking its toll on our self-esteem
https://www.stylist.co.uk/life/comparin ... ips/345725
1. Did it ever happen to you to compare yourself with someone in your life? Just share it with your group if you got it.
2. What was the effect it brought on you? Is it a positive or negative effect?
3. Some people feel disappointed after browsing the FB of other friends, have you ever got this feeling?
And what motivation stimulate you to stay on FB consistently?
5. In your opinion, is this culture necessary to exist in our society?
6. Do you think "門當戶對" is reasonable? Is it killing the flow between different classes?
7. If you are becoming the parents, what will you tell your children, to accept or to avoid comparison culture?
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