Proportions

China Beijing Proportions

The picture
The size of the bicycle in relationship to its parking space.
The security chains in relationship to the likelihood of partial/total theft.
The protection plastic wrapped around the saddle in relationship to the rusty rest of the bicycle.

The reader
The size of your flat/house/car in relationship to your needs.
The time spent with family in relationship to the time spent at work.
Your yearly salary in relationship to your performance and market value.

Truth is constructed, subjective and highly contextual.

As with any assumption or proportion: the opposite may also be true. Just not for you.