The Good and The Bad

“As for the terms good and bad, they indicate nothing positive considered in themselves… For one and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent. For example, music is good to the melancholy, bad to mourners and indifferent to the dead”

– Will Durant

We live in a world of polar opposites, it seems that we are caught up in the web of good and bad, of right and wrong. The Right and the Left. There’s a lot of finger-pointing and little understanding.

It would serve us well to see the humanity in one another. We may disagree, we may be on opposite sides of the spectrum but we are still made of the same stardust. It would serve us well to see the same in ourselves since we contain universes, since we are living contradictions. Why beat ourselves up so ruthlessly? It must be why we enjoy thrashing others so much, it gets old to only do it to ourselves.

All things are what they are. If it’s pleasing to you then let it be pleasing, if it causes you pain or discomfort then let it go.


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