Both sides of 2 coins

All coins have two sides for the same piece of metal but while they complete the picture of the coin they are not truly opposites.

Let us call the first coin

Pride

Arrogance                    Shame  

No truly it is the total coin not just one side that is Pride

For one side of this can be called arrogance

where one behaves as if one's fecal substance carries no odor

the other side or its opposite is shame that declares there can be no redemption for ones such as I

These are just the faces while the substance of the middle knows that feeling of seeing a job well done, a loved one succeed or completion of a lesson.

This coin's opposite is humility

 

Now on to coin two

Adoration                           Hate

Let us see the sides of the coin called

Caring/Love

This one is really tricky for most have bought into the idea

that the facing sides are the opposites

But one side is Love

and the other is Hate

both are great expressions of caring

for both will take great amounts of our time, emotions and thoughts in seeking expression

It is the substance of the middle that carries the meaning

It is the day-to-day lifting

It is the persistant enduring when the one cared for turns beastly

This coin's true opposite is indifference

 

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Comments (26)

  1. Munkyman

    That pride one bugs me because it uses the Christian meaning of pride not the Greek. In the Greek virtues from which the Christians borrowed heavily pride was the virtuous point between vanity or vainglory & an excess of humility or shame.

    March 13, 2016
    1. SEC

      the Greek is sort of blended into the substance of the coin not the faces

      March 13, 2016
      1. Munkyman

        The Greek way of looking at virtue is far more practical than the Christian. The Christian view tends to push you to the extreme while the Greek focuses on a tenable center.

        March 13, 2016
        1. SEC

          and it by knowing the boundaries that one can then explore the territory

          March 13, 2016
          1. Munkyman

            Ayup, You see it used against Christians very often by false preachers who keep pushing them to be more humble, more committed & give more of their money.

            March 13, 2016
            1. SEC

              That is why one should familiarize one self with the text

              March 13, 2016
            2. Munkyman

              If only more people could think for themselves past deciding what to eat & watch on TV.

              March 13, 2016
  2. noahbody

    Excellent. Yes the opposite of love/hate is indifference. Many do not realize that.

    March 13, 2016
    1. SEC

      March 13, 2016
  3. TomasSISI

    I see you are quite serious about your ambition. A good example of the lessons to be taught. And from some of our other posts I see whimsy, which will make you a much loved teacher.

    March 13, 2016
    1. TomasSISI

      “Your other posts…” typo.

      March 13, 2016
    2. SEC

      you are the second this week to ‘accuse’ me of that

      March 13, 2016
      1. TomasSISI

        Hardly an accusation. Just a realization.

        March 13, 2016
        1. TomasSISI

          Wait. Are you speaking of ’ambition?" or “whimsy?”

          March 13, 2016
          1. SEC

            no being a teacher

            March 13, 2016
            1. TomasSISI

              Oh but I was using Teacher in it’s most generic sense. You are someone with a message that needs to be gotten across. I see direct explaining of it. and a little whimsy thrown in.

              March 13, 2016
          2. SEC

            I have just never seen myself in that light

            March 13, 2016
  4. GoldenPig2012

    Well, as humans, we, pretty much encompass all things that exist. I’m prideful, humble, kind, hateful, arrogant, unkind, generous, gracious, rude……………..hell, name something, I’ve been it. So, we are not coins, we are humans, multi-faceted, like diamonds. We are capable of the worst and the best and everything in between. I’m not a coin, though round I might be, not just two sides.

    March 13, 2016
    1. SEC

      you left out ornery

      March 14, 2016
      1. GoldenPig2012

        My bad, please consider it included.

        March 14, 2016
        1. SEC

          absolutely

          March 14, 2016
  5. yayuki

    Adoration Hate is real as can be seen by a lot of fans. I gnored by the object of their desire they feel the change. It is really scary how many interpret love as a ‘have to be returned or’emotion

    March 24, 2016
    1. SEC

      truly scary at times

      March 24, 2016
      1. yayuki

        absolutely … the other I am not sure shame and arrogance can make up pride but also strive for greatness, selfdelusion, egoism and many others in combination

        March 24, 2016
        1. SEC

          they are the extreme faces of pride, the striving for greatness can be either a good or a bad expression of pride

          March 25, 2016
          1. yayuki

            yes I agree… but has the bad pride only to faces I wonder

            March 25, 2016