When i think about paradox, I think about contradictions. How everything in life is contradicting to something and yet we choose to believe both. We want to take the leap of faith but with approval from our trust issue. We want to fly high but keep our feet grounded. We want to care but not give a damn. We are ready to feel powerful by giving away our self control. At some point of time in my life i used to think of above situations as a balance. The balance we desperately want in our lives. We want this but also that. We want more but not too much. I used to call this state a gentle balance of life. I struggled really hard to maintain it. My mind was constantly at war. It’s like you are walking on rope which is tied between two poles. You cannot afford to weigh a little less here or a little more there. And it’s exhausting! It’s awfully tiring thing to do.
So i figured, balance is bringing peace in life and my agenda was definitely wrong. Because i was not in a state of peace, i was in a state of war with myself, with my own belief. A war with oneself is never ending.
We want to think ourselves as schrödinger’s cat. I think it’s an excellent theory, not because what it says but because what it implies according to me. We want to be in quantum superposition, which means we want to be in multiple places at the same time. We want to be both dead and alive the way schrödinger believe the cat to be. But ofcourse, it’s a paradox. We cannot be both, we can be either. Either dead or either alive.