07 August 2006


"This is not remarkable, for, as we know, reality is not a function of the event as event, but of the relationship of that event to past, and future, events. We seem here to have a paradox: that the reality of an event, which is not real in itself, arises from the other events which, likewise, in themselves are not real. But this only affirms what we must affirm: that direction is all. And only as we realize this do we live, for our own identity is dependent upon this principal." Robert Penn Warren

What is a paradox? A paradox is a situation where the more one does, the less one gets.

Paradox puts people in a Catch-22 situation. Life is full of paradox. The most common one is related to love. The more one falls in love with another person, the more pain that person gets due to temporary separation. Should the person continue to love?

Love is blind and irrational. It has no right or wrong. The course of true love never did run smooth, and calculated love is not true love. Everything can be expressed in the form of formula, but no formula works for love.

Paradox gives neutral touchpoint experience most of the time, leaving people in a confused state. Although everyone procrastinates to some extent, confusion delays decision-making process significantly. If a decision has to be made, it has to be made decisively. Hesitation leads everyone nowhere. Deliverable will be forever pending, and resulted in neutral deliverable experience but negative people experience.

How to handle paradox?

It's all about the ability to see things through, and the willingness to let go of things that can't be seen through.

Toss a coin, and let fate decide. It's really meaningless trying to look through things that even X-ray can't get inside. After all, life is nothing but a 'minus' sign, a sign that is shown on the headstone giving information on one's lifespan.

Rest in peace.

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