Have you ever noticed that what motivates us the most are the things we want the least? Why is it that we spend so much time acting the opposite of who we really are not to accomplish/be what we really are? I am not a social scientist or behaviorist - but I am someone who has spent a significant part of my life doing just those things to only desire the converse results.
That is what has sparked me to write this narrative. How many others of you out there in this world of ours share this same phenomena and function as if it is our norm when in all actuality, we are simply aiming for the opposite results. The Power of Opposites, I believe makes us who we are – really!!! What is the energy behind all that? Is it because we do exist in a parallel universe in which there is an exact opposite of who we are and the motivation slips thru from time to time to make us do what we do? It has already been demonstrated that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction – so why not our own actions? Maybe this parallel universe keeps us going and doing simply because it is our opposite or converse reality.
I will spend time on this narrative not trying to justify or even understand those opposites – but rather to just raise the questions and observations that you as the reader must answer or relate for yourself. Much of what I offer will be random thoughts or questions you too may have pondered but not really taken the time to respond. Good luck on what you get from my rambling. I will try to keep it simple – yet thought-provoking. Complicated enough to be able to break down into smaller parts, and yet what I am really seeking is a way to engage when life can sometimes be so closeted. If what I say here prompts you to strike up a conversation or ask a friend or your significant other another related question – go for it. Or maybe jot down your own related thoughts so that this leads to one huge mind map across many many minds of unrelated readers. Know that all this is coming from a very private and introverted individual – who is now opening himself up to the world. Let’s face it – power is about control and if in fact you feel you have no control – claiming your opposite might just be a way of accomplishing your goal – hmmm! Yes! Think about it!!!