They say One man's meat is another's poison !!! They also say Give thy neighbour as much as you give yourself. Confusing ain't it? Some idioms are antithetical to themselves.
For example look at this - they say Rome was not built in a day. They also say slow and steady wins the race. so long fine. But they also say 'The later you doeth, the bitter it gets'
Somethings just contradict. And some people - of course yes - after all they are human. And when they contradict it is the ultimatum. I am not sure but i think the whole world including me fall in the category of people i am going to discuss now.
Someone finds something not so impressive probably because the first impression failed to make a mark. And then you find that person going to all ends to castigate it. Why, why dont we give a small consideration for that thing and think again.
Orthodox people usually of the age of grandfathers trust certain people and stick to them for may be fixing the fan or cleaning the garden or servicing the scooter. And they are increasingly skeptical about others in the absence of these so called trustworthy skilled men. All other men are just money sucking creatures.
Our society is built that way. Our society is built on trust. A belief. The ink of faithfulness. The ink of care. A parent cares for his/her son/daughter. he wants his son to have this and that and dwells deeper in quest for wealth. The child learns only this. The opulent remain opulent this way as generations of wealth is passed on. Our politicians askance for wealth is in coherence with this theory who look to garner infinite wealth while on the chair.
And this is in contrast with other societies - parts of The West, where we are not built on so much of trust and where you can find crime at will. We have people who leave their children to make their own lives rather than mollycuddling until one quarter of life. Spoil or rotten, everyone has to make a life of his own. Here we have politicians who would kill for a noble peace prize, who would kill for the power !!! The power of chair !!
I dont know which one should win the war- The presence of rich culture and heritage with respect to traditions or a society of self made nefarious people.
Life gives you antithetical statements. Living with them will not remove confusion but will make it a habit beyond notice !!!