Anonymous asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 3 weeks ago

Poll: What does "don't compare yourself to her. Know your place mean" ?

If somebody tells you that, would you think that the person telling you that is saying that you are inferior to the person you are comparing yourself too. 


He even said "Hers is an entirely different situation than yours so don't compare." 

5 Answers

  • Jon
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago
    Best answer

    The meaning of each of those two phrases is clear enough, but I've never seen them put together like that, so I have no idea.

    However, going by your update, is it possible that you are making some sort of judgment about "her" based on some experience of your own, and your friend is telling you you're being unfair?

    Or another possibility: Perhaps "she" being granted some privilege that you think you're entitled to also, but your friend is disagreeing, not because you're "inferior" to her, but because her situation is different.

    If you could provide us with some context, maybe we could come up with more helpful answers.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Actually they are telling you that because maybe you are the one making the other person sound inferior.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    it means you shouldnt feel like anyone is better than you

  • 3 weeks ago

    In this context, perhaps it is being suggested you need not compare yourself to this person as you do not have all the pertinent information about them, so your scope of comparison is void or limited. These two sentences represent two different aspects of life so difficult to know their connection without speaking to the person who made the comments initially.

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  • 3 weeks ago


    Know your place means that person is usually above you in age or rank.

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