Tuesday, February 06, 2007

word study 2: suitability

The Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him." genesis 2:18

suit·a·ble [soo-tuh-buhl] adjective
such as to suit; appropriate; fitting; becoming

com·pat·i·ble [kuhm-pat-uh-buhl] noun
capable of existing or living together in harmony. something, as a machine or piece of electronic equipment, that is designed to perform the same tasks as another, often in the same way and using virtually identical parts, programmed instructions

chaiyen's dictionary
compatibility = two very similar people for eg VW or NM, be it family background, education, experience in life, interest and almost everything. their thoughts and choices are mostly alike making them feel that they can live with each other forever. to many they are like perfect couple because they see one in the other. they work together as a peaceful partner. they love each other like that phrase "i find it so easy to love you."
movies eg: my best friend's wedding

suitability = two very different people for eg AV or Pd that falls nicely together with each other. they always have a different views of things, this helps two of them learn to see a bigger picture. in long term, they will begin to be more and more like each other but for the better. i believe they bring out the best of each other. they work together as a wholesome partner. they love each other like that phrase "i don't know why i love you, but i do."
movies eg: jerry macquire, nathan and haley in one tree hill

this second series of word study is discussed on the same day as the first. i blog it separately so that you can have time to ponder on it. i believe you can fall in love with either one. there is no right and wrong. it does take quite a bit to work out the latter though because the differences make it looks almost impossible. but i guess that is when the phrase comes in so aptly "you complete me".


Anonymous said...

Just like to add my two cents' worth: i think suitability and compatibility need not be exclusive i.e. i can be very suitable and compatible to another person. in other words, i can be both very similar and different to another person at the same time. It's what I discover after having spent a significant time with another being who is at times very similar and at times very different from me.

-a visitor from another blog

chaiyen said...

totally understand that. we also realised that it kind of overlaps at some areas. furthermore we can never find someone exactly like us, probably more things in common. the question is more like do you love someone because you are the same or eventhough you are different?

i guess what i am saying is.... i am learning to appreciate the differences, because i think it challenged my life and refined it. it also pushes me to know the real meaning of love. love when it is not convenient.

Anonymous said...

one tree hill season 5? will there be another season.