You, unfortunately, have misread the case and point of what I stated in that response to the other user. In my example about athletics, I specifically mentioned “basketball” and “football”. Comparing a player from one to another is like comparing apples to oranges. How would you factually say one is better than the other? How can you determine which one has more fitness, strength or agility than the other? To answer this, it would have to be subjective in nature - essentially, “opinionated” if you do not know what subjective means. In the means of athleticism, you can’t. On the other hand, if I were to ask which one was better at football; well, obviously the football player! The facts are there to prove it too.
Let’s go back to the other analogy I made. Apples to oranges. Which is the better fruit? Refrain from using any personal statements in your response…
Can’t? Yeah, that’s because how can you factually prove which is better? You literally cannot.
I hope this clear things up about comparing already similar things to each other.
But to your point about, “that itself doesn’t determine how difficult something is to achieve”. That wasn’t the purpose of my original reply to that other person. I never meant to imply something was more difficult than another because that for sure is true. Similar to what you said, it does take more time and is more difficult for someone to get a PhD in Civil Engineering than someone who figured out how to close their dishwasher correctly.
I’m not entirely sure what your intent was in your response as it doesn’t necessarily add anything to the original topic of this post. Additionally, you basically agreed with me at the end. But, I thank you for your response