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This piece borrows from Chuangtse, and editor Lin Yutang, The Wisdom of Laotse.

"Shih" translates into Good as "Fei" becomes Bad. And so moral textured oppositions continue: Right and Wrong Healthy and Pathological True and False Win and Lose Healing peace and Punishing revenge Yang and Yin distinguish rational appositions, not sufficient as Either/Or left-brain calculations and necessary Both/And right-brain correlative associations Like Yes and (not) No, Positive and (not) negative Is and (not) Is Not EgoCenter and (not) EcoSystem Inside and (not) Outside Wax and (not) Wane Rise and (not) Fall Each of these implied double-binding terms of co-related contrast includes an enthymematic hypothetical boundary bound with both Full and Empty Zero languaged as not numeric or stagnantly spatial framing but more dynamic temporal dipolarity co-arising into consciousness Ego's secular empowering Zeroness is also EcoZerofilling articulation, Healthy democratic and not pathologically autocratic, Trusting cooperation is not over-capitalistic competition, Moral value evolution is other than merely rational avocation, Deduction is not precluded by induction, Thoughts are not absent of feeling, Moral balance expects more than relativistic legal shadows, Conserving Earth's lifetime resilience is not merely avoiding EgoCentric cognitive/affective dissonance, LeftBrain truthful polypaths are not instead of RightBrain beautiful polyphonics, Polycultural EarthTribe outcomes are not sufficiently predicted by Monoculturing narcissistic incomes.

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