2010-01-14

Neighbourhood Effects

PI couldn't care less if Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire. I am more worried if my neighbour drives a large car than I do; my colleague earns more than I do. Neighbourhood - defined as the space we operate in, be it office, relatives, apartment we live in, friends - defines our feelings in more ways than we imagine. Negative feelings more than positive.

While comparisons, as medieval wisdom says, are odious, many times, it is such comparisons which motivate us.

PS: but something really big can only be achieved by what comes from within.

2010-01-14

Neighbourhood Effects

PI couldn't care less if Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire. I am more worried if my neighbour drives a large car than I do; my colleague earns more than I do. Neighbourhood - defined as the space we operate in, be it office, relatives, apartment we live in, friends - defines our feelings in more ways than we imagine. Negative feelings more than positive.

While comparisons, as medieval wisdom says, are odious, many times, it is such comparisons which motivate us.

PS: but something really big can only be achieved by what comes from within.