Saturday, November 10, 2007

Between the Poles

#84 - Left & Right

This is not going to be a planned post because I haven't had enough time to think about the topic. I have some very definite opinions on the subject but it's likely to come out in an incoherent jumble. It has been standard practice to express left and right as apposing forces. Left Wing vs Right Wing and the like, where as I have always considered it to be more symbiotic then apposing. They are the same concept really, like up and down, in and out. You can't have one without the other. The same but different. I don't have the intellegence to explain this in scientific terms, but doesn't one of Einstein's theories say that if you traveled fast enough ( faster then the speed of light) you would come back to see yourself leave. So it's cyclical. Some aboriginal cultures believe that creation is a circle.

Getting back to Left and Right being the same concept. They are part of the same circle, go far enough left and you eventually come back to where you were if you had went right. I'm not only talking about travel, We are all at one time or another are positioned philosophically either left or right of center. We generally see this in linear terms whereas I see center as the meeting of the two. Extreme right and extreme left eventually given enough time to evolve would wind back at centre or a blend of the two. Does this make any sense at all?

Take for instance the name of my blog, 'Caught between Ignorance and Bliss' it should really say caught somewhere between..., because I am at any given time somewhere between Evil and Enlightenment depending on what I believe at the present moment.
Left and right are really just words or concepts that are universally agreed upon to make communication easier. If you were alone in the desert would it matter which was left or right?

7 comments:

Jo November 11, 2007 at 6:01 AM  

Interesting........extremes are often scarily alike.

Josie Two Shoes November 11, 2007 at 11:35 AM  

Excellent take on left and right, Webster! Sometimes we forget that polar opposites aren't so opposite at all, just part of the continum in the bigger picture. We would not understand left if there was no right, just as we would not understand joy if there was no sadness. The two compliment to work together. What would a bird be with one wing?

tumblewords November 11, 2007 at 1:49 PM  

Your post makes so much sense and is interesting in its processing and information.

UL November 11, 2007 at 8:12 PM  

Wonderful take on the post, 'balanced' comes to mind...thanks.

Patois November 11, 2007 at 9:24 PM  

You're so right! (Or left! Or whatever!) You can't have one without the other. Never considered that.

Redness November 12, 2007 at 4:25 AM  

Insightful, makes sense ... you're tagged if you can cope ;~)