ape:lol You already know, I am sure, people who, when you say 'that's good' or 'that's bad,' ask:
Compared to what?
You just have to think about it--let it sink in.Hint
: Think 'not only-but also,' and not only 'either--or' but also 'both--and.' We can know nothing about anything unless we compare&contrast one word with another. All words are similes & comparables and so make xlnt parables and metaphors and parallels and etc.
WS had fun with it:Antony & Cleopatra[II, 7]
Here is some more for your Brain's Digest:
Good is good and also bad. Bad is bad and also good!
Friend is friend and also enemy.Enemy is enemy and also friend. Opposite is opposite and also composite.Composite is composite and also opposite.
What is is and also is not!
What is not is not and also is! This what is being said here: "We can only know one thing about God - that he is what we are not.
Our wretchedness alone is an image of this. The more we contemplate it, the more we contemplate him."Emile Novis aka Simone Weil
But we can only know what God is because we also are it! So we too are and are not so we can know God as he is and is not!Just a way of saying: It takes one to know one! 1 John 3
1Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 2Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
3And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as
he is pure. More explicitly:Ecclesiastes 3:
1To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:2A time to be born in Love, and a time to die in Love; a time to plant in Love, and a time to pluck up in Love that which is planted in Love;3A time to kill in Love, and a time to heal in Love; a time to break down in Love, and a time to build up in Love;4A time to weep in Love, and a time to laugh in Love; a time to mourn in Love, and a time to dance in Love;5A time to cast away stones in Love, and a time to gather stones together in Love; a time to embrace in Love, and a time to refrain from embracing in Love;6A time to get in Love, and a time to lose in Love; a time to keep in Love, and a time to cast away in Love;7A time to rend in Love, and a time to sew in Love; a time to keep silence in Love, and a time to speak in Love;8A time to love all words at all times, and a time to hate no words at no time; a time of war in Love, and a time of peace in Love.