“Some of the best things in life are for free”. Isn’t it true? It is not just true, it’s a paradox of life.
In definition, a paradox is a statement which seems to be insupportable or unreasonable, but in fact is true; the hard truth.
We live in a rational world where everything that we see, hear or listen is a fabrication of beliefs, science and simple logic. But certain things in life do not revolve around logic and high thinking. Once we start believing in something, the opposite of that just gets withdrawn. But, did you ever think that the contrasting facts can be the truth? Life is full of paradoxes. God, which is the ultimate binder of humanity remains till date the biggest question. The great thinker of the Renaissance era, Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “Is man a mistake of God’s? Or God a mistake of man”. Thousands of questions needs answers and science or reason alone cannot prove them right. Sometimes, certain paradoxes provide the greatest wisdom. It challenges the lucidity and reason. In the truest sense, paradox lies in the core of every man’s inner discovery.
But does that mean, paradox spearheads the end of rational thought process? The truth depicted to us by the intelligentsia is accepted without doubt, paradoxes does not end logic but question its candour (which is backed by science)
Can you guess what the biggest paradox of life is? It is death. The fact is, man is moving towards death but still strives to live as if there is no end. We try to relish that one bar of chocolate to its best still knowing that it will finish in no time. Agree?
Look at these real paradoxes of life (which I found to be true) which will make it hard to resist to think over. The more you look inside yourself deeper and deeper, the more you’ll relate to these.
1. If you’ll start looking for happiness, you’ll never find it.
The more you run towards finding happiness, the more it runs away from you. Strangely, it will come to you when you never expect it. Life goes by in pursuit of satisfaction and to understand the thing which gives you the greatest joy will come to you as a surprise.
2. We don’t value what we have until it's gone
The human mind just works that way. We never appreciate what we already have, and fight for it when it's gone. Probably because it's hard to imagine life without it and never think about its loss.
3. Best things in life are free of charge
We already live in a materialized world and therefore, we see everything as something that has value. The more valuable the more it costs. But, the beauty of nature, the smile on your child’s face and sun rays shining upon you are the best things that one can actually ask for and its free of charge.
4. Failure gives way to success
Perhaps you must have heard thousands of quotes here about trying harder and harder to succeed. Every success story has a number of failures first. There is no shortcut to it. You will succeed only once you have failed enough because, trying again and again gives you expertise in that field.
5. You think you know it all but you know nothing
We keep increasing our knowledge to reach the highest level but the more you find answers to things the more questions it ways out. One might know everything possible but still can’t answer the question of our existence, so one can never gain the ultimate knowledge.