He permitted himself neither pose nor paradox —he was in deadly earnest. This is not a paradox , but a common-sense question, as the following suggestive little incident will show.
If we are to subscribe to his curious philosophy, to be discussed later, we must believe that there is no paradox in this. There is, moreover, a paradox in the idea of vitiated bodies reforming themselves. A statement that seems contradictory or absurd but is actually valid or true. According to one proverbial paradox, we must sometimes be cruel in order to be kind.
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Welcome To The Paradox Helpcenter. Please take a look through our extensive Knowledgebase in case you need any support. Still need help? Feel free to submit a ticket! Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to," Heller Many complicated but fundamental aspects of life could be deemed paradoxical before there was even a term for such a phenomenon—love is one of these.
The paradox consists of the fact that, when we fall in love, we are seeking to re-find all or some of the people to whom we were attached as children.
On the other hand, we ask our beloved to correct all of the wrongs that these early parents or siblings inflicted upon us. So that love contains in it the contradiction: the attempt to return to the past and the attempt to undo the past," Bergmann, Crimes and Misdemeanors. Over the years, the meaning of paradox has somewhat changed. Laid-back and sunny Describing character, part 3. Definitions Clear explanations of natural written and spoken English.
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