Navigating tension

Some amount of tension is healthy. The ability to hold two opposing ideas simultaneously often yields a new idea, containing elements of each.

The tension between art and commerce encourages a blend of innovation that prevents the pitfalls of being tied to labor. We are not our jobs, no matter how tied employment is to identity.

Toggling between effort and acceptance unlocks a more dynamic human. Like a hand plunged into cold water, our fingerprints express themselves at unbending stiffness.

The synthesis of oppositional forces one to navigate the tension, ensuring that the odds help form a new whole.

Self-control is the centerpiece that gives us a shot at embracing the dialectic.

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Published by Wells Baum

A daily blogger who connects the dots between arts and life.

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