7. The Larger The Collective, The Smaller The Individual.
Collective groups do not exist. Groups are symbolic words for a gathering of individuals. Too often we’ve been taught that individuals are part of collectives.
Throughout history the individual’s freedom or life has been sacrificed in the name of group ideologies; mainly those of nations, social statuses, and religions. Real individuals should not be sacrificed for unreal ideologies.
8. The Only Certainty Is Uncertainty.
Life is a constant of change; in essence, it’s always fluctuating. We perceive life to be static energy, but at a quantum level, the movements of life are unpredictable. Life is constantly renewing itself; not even for a single moment is it ever the same.
The beauty of realizing that life is uncertain and unpredictable is that we can overcome our misguided attempts to predict and control our lives and the lives of others. The only certainty in life is uncertainty, and the more we fight and resist this truth, the more anxiety and pain we create for ourselves.
Did this article stimulate any interesting thoughts within you? Do you have any experiences or insights of your own to share? I look forward to reading some of the paradoxes you have discovered in your own life below!