In humanity, the theme of opposing forces appears often. Is this because we’re drawn to conflict? Or perhaps because we hold Newton’s third law, “To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction”, to hold greater truth than its description of the purely physical?
Though I’m inclined to believe it’s both, the second holds an elegant truth the first lacks. Look at love versus hate.
Love know no limits, it expands the heart. You can’t run out of love, there’s always enough left to wrap another within its warmth. The more love you give, the more you have to spare.
Hate is compulsive and single-minded. It focuses you, limiting you by shriveling your heart. The more intensely you hate, the less capacity you have for compassion and love.
Equal, and opposite?