Undoubtedly you’ve heard the expression “opposites attract”. In many ways this is true. On magnets, the north and south poles attract each other; similar polarities repel each other. Opposites can be seen everywhere. Are they really necessary, though?
My opinion on this is yes, opposites are necessary. You can’t know what happiness is without the accompanying sadness. There could never be any divorces if marriage never happened. Someone who is born into a huge pile of money can never really appreciate the power of that wealth until they lose it all and become broke or poor. Those who are not famous cannot understand the struggle of a celebrity, having fans (fanatics) and paparazzi stalking them 24/7. Extroverts don’t get what makes introverts tick, just as introverts will never understand why extroverts crave social interaction and thrive in a group setting.
Could you imagine an extroverted “alpha” male in a relationship with an equally extroverted “alpha” female? I could imagine that pairing to be a constant struggle for power and dominance. I can in no way imagine being able to just walk up to a complete stranger and strike up a conversation as if they were talking to their best friend.
Here’s another way that opposition is good and necessary. Could you imagine how boring this world would be if everyone in the world were clones of each other? I could never imagine 7.8 billion of me. One of me is already too many🤭! Wouldn’t it drive you absolutely bonkers to constantly be surrounded of carbon copies of yourself? Everyone with the same attitude, the same mannerisms, the same desires? No diversity in ethnicity, gender, sexuality, just billions of you? Oh, hell no! Seven billion dudes in the world would be absolutely gross. There have to be women in the mix, as the population would come to a screeching halt without the women to bare children. Besides, most women are much more pleasing to the eye than any dude could ever dream of being.
Let me end this post with a random motivational quote for the day:
“Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience.”
– Roy T. Bennett