“I came to understand that emotional responses are like frequencies on a
radio dial: if you turn the volume down on one station, you turn it down
on all the others at the same time.
If you’re going to develop joy, laughter, and humor, you will open yourself up to feeling the pain, loss and sadness of the world, too. Or you can opt, as I had done for most of my
life, to turn the volume down and never hear the music at all.” –
C W Metcalf and Roma Felible from the book Lighten Up: Survival Skills For People Under Pressure
Beautiful words are these…..It is…. in such few lines conveying all there is to convey about the illogicality and the haphazard random environment in which Life operates… which we attempt to confine within the boundaries of Logic… which primarily can be zeroed down to one attribute…”Insecurity“….
With Logic, there is a semblance of security…against the sheer unpredictability that Life offers… Unfortunately… the semblance of security…aka Logic is illusory…it only appears so…
Logically…. Happiness and Sadness appear as poles apart… But existentially… they are two sides of the same coin…It is a different matter that we try to see only one side… and try and convince our-selves that the other side does not exist…..
Further, one mans grief can be another persons joy….
Wise are the ones who realize the apparent contradictions…. contrasts can also coexist as a single entity…two, yet one….