Perception is through contrast

Question from the Internet:

“Is everything perceived in comparison?”

Yes, without contrast, comparison we have no tangible perception only theory, philosophy.

Without sensing cold we wouldn’t know what hot is, without bitter we can’t define sweet.

Without chaos how could we comprehend harmony, life without death, love without hate?

By default - due to our egocentric, self-justifying, introverted viewpoint - we can’t comprehend, hold onto two opposite viewpoints, emotional impressions at the same time, so we fall into one extreme then fall into the other, as we relate everything to ourselves, to our selfish calculations of good/bad.

We will become “truly Human” beings when we learn how to establish a unique, selfless, objective viewpoint in between the extremes, contrasts, becoming able to conduct a true comparative research, sensing reality from “one end to the other”.