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What is a good example of a paradox?
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What is a good example of a paradox?
My favorite example of a paradox is:

 "You're damned if you do, and you're damned if you don't."

 What is yours?
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RE: What is a good example of a paradox?
Go back in time and kill your grandad before you were born.
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RE: What is a good example of a paradox?
(November 23, 2017 at 8:21 am)ƵenKlassen Wrote: My favorite example of a paradox is:

 "You're damned if you do, and you're damned if you don't."

 What is yours?

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RE: What is a good example of a paradox?
Their are two mistakes in this sentence.
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RE: What is a good example of a paradox?
(November 23, 2017 at 8:21 am)ƵenKlassen Wrote: My favorite example of a paradox is:

 "You're damned if you do, and you're damned if you don't."

 What is yours?

I saw a pair of docks at the marina.
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RE: What is a good example of a paradox?
A bit pessimistic for me, but still interesting and well written. It's called The Paradox of our Time.

"We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints; we spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less.

We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time; we have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get angry too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too seldom, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life; we've added years to life, not life to years.

We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor. We've conquered outer space, but not inner space; we've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul; we've split the atom, but not our prejudice.

We write more, but learn less; we plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait; we have higher incomes, but lower morals; we have more food, but less appeasement; we build more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication; we've become long on quantity, but short on quality.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion; tall men, and short character; steep profits, and shallow relationships. These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare; more leisure, but less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.

These are days of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throw away morality, one-night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer to quiet to kill.

It is a time when there is much in the show window and nothing in the stockroom."
"Of course, everyone will claim they respect someone who tries to speak the truth, but in reality, this is a rare quality. Most respect those who speak truths they agree with, and their respect for the speaking only extends as far as their realm of personal agreement. It is less common, almost to the point of becoming a saintly virtue, that someone truly respects and loves the truth seeker, even when their conclusions differ wildly." 

-walsh
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RE: What is a good example of a paradox?
George Carlin was reportedly furious about that 'sappy piece of shit' (his words) being frequently attributed to him.  If I recall, it was actually written by a USian pastor.

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Yeah he used to draw a lot of sharp contrasts but did so with more of an edge.
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RE: What is a good example of a paradox?
(November 23, 2017 at 9:33 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: George Carlin was reportedly furious about that 'sappy piece of shit' (his words) being frequently attributed to him.  If I recall, it was actually written by a USian pastor.

Boru

It was a guy named Dr Bob Moorhead. No idea who he is.
"Of course, everyone will claim they respect someone who tries to speak the truth, but in reality, this is a rare quality. Most respect those who speak truths they agree with, and their respect for the speaking only extends as far as their realm of personal agreement. It is less common, almost to the point of becoming a saintly virtue, that someone truly respects and loves the truth seeker, even when their conclusions differ wildly." 

-walsh
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