Questions of Paradox

“You are strong because you are imperfect

You are wise because you have doubts”

– so said Winston Churchill’s wife to him, at the beginning of WW II

And so this begs a few questions ….

Are we strong because we can’t be defeated, or because we know how to taste failure ?

Does our wisdom come from what we know, or from what we know we don’t know?

Is our knowledge derived from knowing the answers or in asking the questions ?

Is leadership built on being in front or in people being behind ?

Is there courage in not being afraid or in living with your fear?

Do we achieve victory by defeating the enemy or by the enemy losing ?

Do we find God in our prayers or God finds us in our deeds ?

Do we value life in living or in death ?

In each of these questions, I am pursuing a seeming paradox. And in that paradox I believe we can find the true meaning of life.

About Neeraj Garg

I have spent more than 20 years in the corporate world, in a mad rat race, like many others. Sometimes, very so rarely, I try and find some time for myself to pen down my thoughts.......not deep or intense, but often asking myself questions about issues that are top of mind.
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5 Responses to Questions of Paradox

  1. rottenande says:

    Truth is a pathless land !!

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  2. Sarika says:

    we Are we strong because we can’t be defeated, or because we know how to taste failure ?

    We know how to taste failure

    Does our wisdom come from what we know, or from what we know we don’t know?

    Wisdom comes from what we know we don’t know?

    Is our knowledge derived from knowing the answers or in asking the questions ?

    in asking the questions

    Is leadership built on being in front or in people being behind ?

    in people being behind

    Is there courage in not being afraid or in living with your fear?

    Do we achieve victory by defeating the enemy or by the enemy losing ?

    Victory is by earning/touching hearts.

    Do we find God in our prayers or God finds us in our deeds ?

    We find God in good karma and prayer

    we value strong because we know how to taste failure.

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  3. Sachin Ganorkar says:

    Truth is a pathless land. It cannot be dealt in the realm of thought where ambiguity will always be there. Some one said a sign of intelligence is to hold two opposing ideas together and then take a decision. Intelligence a higher form of life and not intellect which has been build on thoughts can help.

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  4. Ajay Odedra says:

    How very true sir. Very deep and soulful

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  5. Sudipta says:

    Just wanted to add, to my mind perfection may be the destination but its also end of the road. Let perfection remain elusive. So that the journey of life and living can carry on.

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