Though it is said comparisons are odious, it is human nature to make unequal comparisons without realizing their consequences on one’s mind and body. The fact is we tend to forget that some are fortunate to be blessed with good looks coupled with a fair skin (though looks have nothing to do with skin colour), others born with a silver spoon or have made a fortune due to hard work or luck favouring them, young in mind and active despite their advancing years and so on. However I feel even comparisons have exceptions and we should count our blessings especially when we come across people much younger than us suffering from health problems. For instance, I met a middle aged lady at the dentist’s clinic and on exchanging notes found she had multiple aches and pains right through her body which affected her mobility and the several doctors she consulted said they were all interconnected due to a nerve problem which has to be tackled first.
N Meera Raghavendra Rao