Mar 13, 2009
I believe that the universe operates on the principle of balance. This idea is expressed in many different ways. “What goes around comes around.” “Opposites attract.” “Yin and yang.” It all comes down to a universal law that affects everything. You can't escape balance.
Do you remember in the movie The Matrix how the first world that was created for humans was a miserable flop because everything was too wonderful? They had to program in a little hardship to make it work. Balance. You can’t know how good you’ve got it until you’ve had it bad.
Too much of anything is a bad thing. I gave my son this speech when he went off to college. It's all about balance I told him. Partying is OK and normal for college kids so long as it is not overdone and you do the things you have to do. Good times are even better when they come right after some hard work and effort.
Now, the bell curve has perfect balance. Everything fits into the bell curve. Most everything is in the middle with some small amount of extreme at either end and it all ends up equaling 100% in the end. Understanding all this allows you to not take anything too seriously. It's all just part of the grand design and the fringes of the bell curve make life interesting. Just remember "It all works out in the end."