Math and Psychology: Comparative Analysis

Some people measure their Good against their bad. some their Flaws against their Strengths. Some people only measure their Flaws or their Strength or their Good or their Bad. 

It's funny that I learned in Accounting that we measure a business by its Costs against its Benefit. That performance in Quality Engineering requires a contrast number. 

But I realize people, some people only look at their good, the times they are kind, the times they were strong and never the comparative metric - the times they were bad, unkind, or weak. Some people filled with fear and sadness would only see the times they were bad, wrong, mistaken, flawed... 

To these people  - they are the absolute: bad, good, strong, weak, etc... 

Now, this is where Reflection or Meditation (where we observe ourselves and the kind of thoughts that enter our mind) where we Acknowledge the other metrics. 

I and the wife got to talking about this, because there are sociopaths we encountered that are "marketing themselves" as heroes of the common man, compassionate, and humanitarians. This made me realize that the person who would have the Audacity to say they are Kind, Compassionate, and Humanitarian - can say it because the voice that would counter that claim or the metric that would highlight a self-awareness to be humble and doubtful of what they believe they are would give the person a Comparative Metric. 

the Dividend of what we are as X versus the Divisor of the Comparative metric.

Kind / Unkind. 
Good / Bad
Strong / Weak 

If we are Good X without reflecting on the times we were bad, then X will always be 100% or more than anyone needs to be. If we recall one time we are Bad but easily recall so much Good we have done then we make the analysis that we are a GREAT person. 

  • I'm Good X times, and Bad Y times. But I'm only self-aware of the times I'm Good and never the times I'm bad so X will always be greater (typically MULTIPLES) of Y. 
  • So a person with so much self-hate can see more of their weaknesses and flaws vs their strengths.  Those of use who are unkind to or ourselves see our flaws as Multiples of Y vs our Dividend. Typically in 10:1 ratios or more. 
  • That the emotion of sadness allows us to COUNT difficult or painful details. it is also in sadness do we arrive at Gratitude.  
  • The terrible awareness that PEOPLE only count their kindness and unkindness to people who they see as "fellow humans". In dehumanization - those "the Least of Us" (in Christian speak) are not counted. Thus they see the kindness they give to friends and family or Peers - but never the unkindness they are to everyone they see as sub-human.