Nov 3, 2005

Contradictions

Ayn Rand made an interesting statement on contradictions, here it is reproduced for immediate reference, "Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong."

Let me start by defining contradictions as anything which digresses from the normal (read peaceful) course of events (Now "normal" in itself needs to be defined and perhaps largely vacillating from individual stand points it could well be simplified to anything not agreeable to a person in question). I bring this up since presently i am faced with one such moment in time where i am agitated. Now the root (premises as mentioned) for the same and the resolution is known, however i for one, would generally like to be angry at this point. I am wondering if it is to give vent to all the irrationalities that exists or just to have my own space to rave and rant.

Or simply if I were objective enough to simply accept and "Let it be", I would perhaps be at a much more peaceful state and hence the excitement I feel for most things would also be suitably diminished (the scales being more balanced).

Now here is a choice I am faced with, do I become rational or do I feel the expanse of all emotions (peppered with some rationality ofcourse, which in turn gives rise to more contradictions by its selective useage :) ). For now, it already feels better and a little funny to have put this in black and white. It almost feels as petty as the attention seeking ploy children use by wailing. :)

More musings later, for now i'll get to work...

4 comments:

golliwog said...

this piece is what you call reflective...

thanks for appreciating the pics.
and mein kahan reflective, ben... got a paper to hand in on monday! finding it so hard to string a bunch of words together to make a sensible sentence...

btw, for those who came in late... who is biju mathew???

Prateek Dayal said...

sometimes just narrating what you are feeling to someone helps you understand better .. I certainly have felt it a lot of times that I need to really talk to someone to break my chain of thoughts and make some sense out of it. Have you ever talked to a psychologists ... its a funny experience ... how fast these guys get stuff out of you ... try it sometime for fun .. its a classic example of talk abt it to feel better theory :)

nn said...

"Now here is a choice I am faced with, do I become rational or do I feel the expanse of all emotions"

I believe that having emotions, being able to enjoy the very drama of life, is what makes humans humans. Renouncing the world is boring :)

Biju MatheW said...

For me it seems that one has to maintain a balance between "Being Pratical" and "Being Emotional". Balance is required to become normal when u face a contradiction and when all ur wicked emotions are challenged. Now each one of us has there on mechanism to attain this balance and they take there on time. As u said, being pratical and accepting the things helps them to attain balance very fast. But then everything is within u and its like supressing all emotions inside. The other way is letting emotions to find out its own way,but it impacts ur surroundings. U can say that amplitude of ur imbalance state is directly proprotional to degree of contradiction. Based on pratical and emotional content of ur mind, a chemical reaction starts off and it seeks is to attain a stable state. "what it does and how long it takes" depends on ur attitude. "Life is like a see-saw game and to live a life is to learn how to balance urself in all Contradictions with least impact".

(Ur feedback can help me as Iam trying to compile a blog on the above concept)

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