Duality and how to solve it

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posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 11:39 AM
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Black or white?
Yes or no?
Give or get?
Transform reality or adapt to it?
In or out?
Speak or listen?
Male or female?
Rational or irrational?
Left or right?
Chaos or order?
Rules or no rules?
Body or spirit?
Yin or Yang?
Left side or right side of the brain?
Imagination and intuition or rationality and logic?
Active or passive?
Observe life or be an active part of it?


Is there a problem to solve?
Is there a dilemma here?
Is there a contradiction?
Any incompatibilities here?

Whats your take on this?

I will not give my answer here, i rather do it in a post bellow.

Thank you for your answer.



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posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 11:42 AM
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But there are no posts below
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posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 11:43 AM
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Manula
Black or white?
Yes or no?
Give or get?
Transform reality or adapt to it?
In or out?
Speak or listen?
Male or female?
Rational or irrational?
Left or right?
Chaos or order?
Rules or no rules?
Body or spirit?
Yin or Yang?
Left side or right side of the brain?
Imagination and intuition or rationality and logic?
Active or passive?
Observe life or be an active part of it?


Is there a problem to solve?
Is there a dilemma here?
Is there a contradiction?
Any incompatibilities here?

Whats your take on this?

I will not give my answer here, i rather do it in a post bellow.

Thank you for your answer.


Change all of those "or" to "and."

Doesnt seem too tough.



posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 11:44 AM
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These are just all facets of reality why should one have to choose one or the other, its quite possible to go for either depending on the situation.

Being married, I know perfectly well when to make a stand, when to run for the hills or even simply try a third alternative.
The world gives us all these choices which is great.



posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 11:47 AM
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And anyway. What's with this holding out a carrot, dangling a teaser. Are you trying to get people here to think?
You toss out an ancient puzzle, attempted by minds great and small throughout our history and you intimate that you have a solution and then you don't present it for us to ponder? You wait, as if thousands of years of philosophy hasn't already weighted in on all aspects of this question? And then you want us to wait even longer?????

Spill it .



posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 11:49 AM
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Duality is found only in our language.



posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 11:49 AM
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Duality is a state of mind created by simple people to pigeon hole complex problems into something they can understand. Life rarely presents an either-or situation.



posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 11:57 AM
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OH, How about this one. Ancient minds were just dribbling along with the breeze. Then along comes Aristotle who set up the either or meme and people were just sucked into it like a vortex in the ocean and have not been able to break free of it for thousands of years.

And, now that there is a below as there wasn't earlier, I guess it's time for you to chime back in and resolve this dilemma for us.
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posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 12:01 PM
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I love this topic. I think we have to learn how to flow with life. There are times for everything. There is wisdom if you know what to think, what to say and what to do, in every given moment. Most of the times there isn't a yes or no answer, there is diversity and we must learn how to live with it.

But people tend to see one-fits-all answers like, like to be happy just adapt to what is, don't try to change anything, just observe, accept and adapt.
In this example, there is a passive dogma, which is not realistic because there are times to be passive and adapt and times to be active and transform.

Just some thoughts.
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posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 12:04 PM
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I don't have any answers, i just didn't want to give my opinion right away, i didn't want to influence the initial posts.



posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 12:07 PM
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TerryMcGuire
OH, How about this one. Ancient minds were just dribbling along with the breeze. Then along comes Aristotle who set up the either or meme and people were just sucked into it like a vortex in the ocean and have not been able to break free of it for thousands of years.

And, now that there is a below as there wasn't earlier, I guess it's time for you to chime back in and resolve this dilemma for us.
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You are a funny guy.
Do you do it on purpose?



posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 12:08 PM
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So are you saying that the either or meme is a faulty meme? That there is a continuum of possibility between the two seemingly opposed poles?



posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 12:14 PM
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Yes Manula. I do it on purpose. But maybe not funny. Just whimsical. This question of "either or" is one that permeates Western Civilization. It has set up the thinking of western man for a long time. "Right or Wrong". Good, or evil.
And the best one of all, one which has enslaved generation after generation of people,,,,,,,HEAVEN??????? or HELL???????

What a prison this simple issue has created for us. So you see, I laugh in it's face.



posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 12:25 PM
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Manula
But people tend to see one-fits-all answers like, like to be happy just adapt to what is, don't try to change anything, just observe, accept and adapt.
In this example, there is a passive dogma, which is not realistic because there are times to be passive and adapt and times to be active and transform.


If there is passivity then that is what is. If there is aggression then that is what is. It is not that one chooses passivity or aggression or assertiveness - what happens is what is.
'What is' IS - it can be anything and is everything. However, naming it can make for an opposite to appear in mind - passivity, aggression which ever - is neither right nor wrong, good or bad - it just is.
The wanting it to be the other than what is conflicts and stops peace. If wanting other than what is happens then that is also 'what is'.
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posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 12:59 PM
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Forsake free will and be neutral?



posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 01:03 PM
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Manula
Black or white?

If what is seen is black where does white appear?
If it is black then that is what is. The mind has thoughts of other.



posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 05:41 PM
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Manula
Black or white? - gray
Yes or no? - maybe
Give or get? - share
Transform reality or adapt to it? - go with the flow
In or out? - between
Speak or listen? - join the choir and sing
Male or female? - hermaphrodite (haven't you seen South Park?)
Rational or irrational? - genius
Left or right? - or up, down, back, front and center
Chaos or order? - creation
Rules or no rules? - directives
Body or spirit? - a reflection, not a duality
Yin or Yang? - balance
Left side or right side of the brain? - the gap
Imagination and intuition or rationality and logic? - art
Active or passive? - collaborate
Observe life or be an active part of it? - see last answer


Is there a problem to solve? - if you find one
Is there a dilemma here? - only if there are at least 3 crises
Is there a contradiction? - not really
Any incompatibilities here? - it might look that way

Whats your take on this? - questions are fun?

I will not give my answer here, i rather do it in a post bellow.

Thank you for your answer.



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Answers above, in [b/i]. As above, so below, I'm just being whimsical too. I like answering questions, it's not much fun answering my own and you don't get many math tests as an adult, so...

Side note: If the answer sounds strange, it's probably a pop culture reference. Good luck with that.



posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 07:39 PM
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TerryMcGuire
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So are you saying that the either or meme is a faulty meme? That there is a continuum of possibility between the two seemingly opposed poles?


YES! My sleep-deprived brain just plucked this poem out of the collective just for you! (Even tho you weren't replying to me. Sorry bout that part.)
For whom the bell tolls
To which the wind blows
Vibrational swirling harmonic tones
Blurring the blend of the two atoned
Whence entropy births the eternal one

Please pick a Title. I think you are supposed to:
Organic Dance of the Pendulum
or
Pendulum Playground
or
Infinite Doth The Pendulum Swing
or
Order of the Chaos of One



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 12:40 AM
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Balanced...centered.

Go to the left to much, you'll fall. Too much to the right, the same thing.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 12:46 AM
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Pendulum Playground
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