Paradox gap

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The paradox of a suit and tie to jeans and a t-shirt.

Paradox has two diametrically opposing, opposite ends of a spectrum.

i envision a horizontal line with zero at the left end and 100 at the right end. The right number can be any number. Using 100 for simplicity.

Another way of quantifying the horizontal graph is on the left end is “Never” and the right end is “Always”.

Both ends are beliefs, statements, (possibly) facts, generalities, and so on. In between are levels of “more or less”.

Both ends represent the 100% opposite of the other.

Mid life crisis vs mid life celebration.

Go the extra mile vs go the extra inch.

Balance is a myth vs balance is not a myth.

Never saw it coming vs I’m not surprised.

Reflecting this morning on the ninth year since my friend and colleague took his life in his office, right after he sent a scathing email targeting five top leaders. Our entire team received it at 8:47 AM.

i remember it like it was yesterday.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.