Balance: nothing is absolute, good thing is never extreme

When we overfocus on things, we usually distort our awareness. That’s probably the reason why we have so many extreme viewpoints in daily life. The media tend to make things a little absolute to spread it quickly, but it always misleads many of us.

In our life, there are not so many clear-cut rights or wrongs; instead, our life is full of viewpoints that are interfering in our mental processes. The extremity of the views lead to more conflicts in our mental processes, making us suffer, and the extremity seems to be stabler. Therefore we need a dynamic balance between the belief in a viewpoint and the impact of that viewpoint on our mental processes, no matter how right that viewpoint we believe is. It takes time and patience to strike a balance, but eventually, we can move forward without tipping the scales.