To learn you need to go towards that which you like least;
It is no good sitting in comfort.
If you like the summer, pursue the winter,
If the light is your preference,
Go to the darkness.
Growth can only occur through a connection with the unfamiliar
that takes us away from conformity
Seeing the world in all its different dimensions,
Stepping out of your pool
Not battering someone over the head
for thinking differently to you,
Blue as yellow or green or red;
Nothing is real;
we all exist in relativities,
to one another
with each other.
When people move towards politics,
Things start to fall apart,
Whether nationalism or patriotism or whatever system
of belief that
To be free you must understand bondage;
When the world is served to us on a plate,
there is little struggle
when things just
We are left
Not quite knowing
What is right
What is wrong
What we have worked towards
and what is a gift.
Take for example
All food tastes better on an empty stomach;
we are able to appreciate the variations,
of savoury and spice
When we are not overwhelmed with excess.
This is more than a study of the opposites,
It is an interpretation of
an analysis of how best to live,
how best to grow.