Maturity and Balance

The Theory of Balanceology maintains that the degree of maturity and wisdom a person has in their life,  is a byproduct of the degree that person has been able to balance-out the many opposing and rivaling forces in their life. The competing forces of:  wants and needs,  me-needs and we-needs, materialism and immaterialism, work and play, work and family, short-term pleasure and long-term goals, the ups and downs in life, one’s feelings and thinking, the bad me and the good me, etc.  The mature and wise person has learned how to have a balanced outlook on life that has come from balancing-out their dualistic impulses and drives. Euripides advised that, “the best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you do that, and live that way, your are really a wise man.”

balance and anger

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