The Definitive Difference Between Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan

June 14th, 2010 by Mark Saint Leave a reply »
Amidst the multiplicity of commentators, basketball purists, fans, and statisticians who have waxed poetic over who is the better basketball player, MJ or Kobe, it is time to definitively expose the difference between the two players.

In order to do so, we must take a momentary look at two other disciplines: theology and psychology.

For many faiths there is a foundational theological presupposition which states that all humanity suffers from a level of imperfection. Nominally called sin, it does not speak to wickedness, but rather to being "less than perfect" from an ontological standpoint.

In laymen's terms, "NOBODY IS PERFECT."

In psychology, this state of being is equated with a term which essentially means the same thing, "pathology."

Everybody has a pathology. Couples find this when they split and find new partners. The grass is rarely greener on the other side, and although sometimes it is, it just means that the new partner has a pathology that better suits them.

Greatness is often found when a person embraces their pathology and uses it to fuel something good, something productive.

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