Two Sides of a Coin and Why We Can’t Escape Duality of Life

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Being raised in an atheists’ family, I often looked at people from all sorts of religious and spiritual backgrounds and wondered why they were doing all these strange things they were doing. I’m sure that they are wondering the same thing while looking at atheists like myself or followers of other different religions of the world. Rarely, if ever, we meet people who will question their own faith. In the end, it is not surprising. Faced with the complexity of life, our spiritual practices, and the universe, we can often find pro’s and con’s of every approach, hence giving way to a concept which we will call: the duality of life.

What is the Duality of Life?

But, if we don’t know or understand something today, while millions of other people do, it is likely that other people know something that we don’t. It may be unknown to us today but can hold an exciting piece of information that has the potential to change our lives. In this respect, it is interesting to challenge our assumptions by studying things that we don’t quite understand or plain disagree with. Only by being open and looking at the other side of a coin we can learn new truths.

In this respect, I like the statement that claims that every argument sounds excellent until we hear the other side. I often listen to people being very opinionated about specific points of view, utterly unaware of the opposite argument. What they say makes sense until it is challenged, and suddenly it doesn’t make sense. So, can the opposite be true too?

Often it is, but only to a certain extent. Radical points of view are mostly incorrect. There are always two sides to everything, like yin-and-yang. And while some things seem obvious to us today, like don’t kill and don’t use drugs, in some particular occasions and to some people, these views will make sense.

The solution, of course, is to do both. It is to be our own devil’s advocate. We should be able to argue both sides of our views. Until then, all our beliefs can be baseless, uninformed, and often wrong. True mastery comes when we can accept and reject specific ideas at the same time.

Roman Russo: Author of Optimal Happiness

Roman Russo: Author of Optimal Happiness

Roman Russo wasn't always happy and struggled with his own negative emotions, anxieties, and depression, until one day he pledged to resolve this part of life, whatever it took. The journey took 6 years, but it was worth it. Today, Roman considers himself to be one of the happiest people alive, part of the 1% of the happiest elite, and he now teaches others a working and universal happiness formula to reach a similar goal. He offers his best advice on Optimal Happiness social media, newsletter, blog, and books, and teaches a complete and unconditional happiness formula in his online courses.

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