My friend Susan posted a TED talk on facebook recently (see below) that has helped me think about one of the more perplexing themes of my memoir: how opposites attract, fight,resolve, and need each other.
Here’s a set of my opposites:
Does this video help explain or resolve any opposites for you? Love to hear your thoughts.
I also loved the part about the role of the neocortex in creating distance, which can result in both manipulation and empathy, Machiavellian or Erasmian, abilities–another set of opposites.
I’ll leave you with this Albert Einstein quote at the end: