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7 Paradoxical Truths to Embrace for a Meaningful Life

wave and particle — sometimes it passes through glass, sometimes it bounces off. Likewise, our rigid rules in life need to be traded in; what seem like opposites are more likely interdependent.We don’t live in an “either/or” world, but a “both/and.” Here are seven paradoxical truths to embrace for a meaningful life:In the blue corner, Benjamin Franklin says “Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing.” In the red corner, Alan Watts says, “The meaning of life is just to be alive.

And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”To be and to do — both are important aspects of life. Watts is speaking against the rat-race that robs you of the joy of simply

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