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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %PARADOXICAL CONTRADICTORY TRUTHS POINT REALITY 900503 Paradoxical truths often seem to contradict each other because the words which point to such truths have different meanings in different contexts. An apple may be completely red and green at the same time; red in color and green as regards ripeness. A person's behavior may be completely good and completely evil at the same time; good in fulfilling moralist/legalistic injunctions, and evil in generating personal alienation. A boat may be made to be fast and stand still at the same time; made fast in the sense of capable of traveling at high speed across the water, and made fast in the sense of being tied up at a dock, and so standing still at the dock. Paradoxes may lead people into conflict, as witnesses to the paradoxical truths view each other with distrust because they understand each other's truths in contradictory ways. Conflict resolution may on occasion involve discovering how paradoxical truths point accurately to contrasting/complementary aspects of reality. Conflict resolution can set people free to relax and feel no need to contradict each other's affirmations. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================