Everything is relative to your situation or you

Years ago, Asian Pear posted a striking shot of three beautiful women pictured here:

I looked at the photo and felt the girl in the middle to be the prettiest (as in healthy weight and figure).

Asian Pear, felt the girl on the far right, was the prettiest.

We each had different opinions, but it has been stewing at the back of my mind for a while now that it may be due to the fact that we’re differently-sized girls.

I related the most to the girl in the middle, because her body shape and figure is closest to mine, and Asian Pear preferred the girl on the right because it was closest to her shape.

It started me thinking about how everything is related to who you are or what your situation is.

This isn’t a huge enlightenment or revelation by any means!

It’s just a nice reminder that everything can be seen differently depending on who you ask or talk to (good or bad).

Take celebrity shopping sprees for example…

Dropping $10,000 in one store is ludicrous to the general population. That’s how much some people make in a year!!

But to them, relative to their financial situation, it may be a drop in the bucket.

If you look at all the different posts where many readers and bloggers are on different sides of the fences with mixed opinions and ideas — it’s because it’s all from their own perspective.

Paying $300 for a pair of boots is an outrageous luxury to some.

To me, it’s perfectly fine as long as I don’t go overboard and start thinking that $300 is cheap (which it is not).

Full disclosure: I only own one pair of $300 boots.

They’re flat, dark brown and perfect; ergo I will also never buy another pair of flat, dark brown boots again unless my feet drastically grow or shrink.

About the Author

Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.