There are no clean wins in life – only trade offs. Every action has a billion little effects, and they’ll never all be positive.
Things always fix themselves in the end in one frame or another. The results may not be what you personally want, but if you zoom out far enough, the balance becomes clear. Yin and yang, dark and light, order and disorder, good and evil – whatever your conceptualization of it, we can all agree on one thing: the universe works. We may not know exactly how it works, but we can obviously see that by definition it works.
And for a bit of human embodiment of balance on the micro level, the incredible Miyoko Shida:
For more on systems and perspective:
- Overview of Systems Thinking (Thinking.net)
- Philosophy and Theory of Yin and Yang (Sacred Lotus Arts)
- Perspectivism (Wikipedia)
- What is Chaos Theory? (Fractal Foundation)