“the Sunday comment,
‘Too often, people are too hard on themselves for having these “contradictory” preferences or beliefs. As if they’re upsetting the fabric of reality or something. That’s not how this works. We can be contradictory. We are contradictory. Those contradictions don’t all have to be resolved. They can just be.’
reminds me of Walt Whitman,
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
and William Empson,
life involves maintaining oneself between contradictions that can’t be solved by analysis.
and Keats’ idea of negative capability, that a poet must be “capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.
It’s taken me decades of living to give up my hope of a rational world ?
and maintain myself in contradictions..”
Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.