The 7 Paradoxes of Being Human

Most of us are walking, talking contradictions. We’re full of internal tensions that can seem irreconcilable. However, they’re also what make life interesting, make relationships valuable and explain why merit doesn’t always map to outcome.
  1. We value progress, but progress requires change and we don’t like change — especially when it happens to us.
  2. We all want to be liked. At the same time, we want to be right. When interacting with others, these desires conflict. We treat disagreements as zero sum and binary — someone is right and someone is wrong.
  3. We need constraints to unlock productive creativity, yet we reject and…