If so, does that mean we have just had the age of opulence?
I guess there's no love without hate, no highs without the lows, so maybe it's a yin yang thing.
And, according to my sources (Wikipedia basically). Yin yang is used to describe how polar or seemingly contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other in turn. Yin yang constantly interacts, never existing in absolutes. Yin and yang transform each other: like tides in the ocean, every advance is complemented by a retreat, and every rise transforms into a fall.
But importantly, Taoist philosophy generally discounts good/bad distinctions as superficial labels, preferring to focus on the idea of balance.
Ok, I understand the situation we find ourselves in isn't a natural occurence, it's a direct result of uncontrolled greed and can obviously be defined as bad. And I certainly don't side with the Torys and I loathe all political spin. But more redundancies are inevitable, so rather than freaking out about it (my first instinct) I'm hoping that austerity doesn't throw the flow out too much for those of us who are just doing our best and trying to keep life balanced.
Chris Jones Newquay 1967. Borrowed from Vintage Surfboard Collector UK.
I'm all over the place; one day it's jumpers, the next it's fantasy-surfing under Mt Fuji, a while ago it was a shell nailed to a tree, I've even blogged about a tractor... Whole lotta random stuff goin' on.
But this guy knows how to keep on track. At Vintage Surfboard Collector UK, Alasdair consistently manages to stay true to his manifesto of posting about British surf history - I find that impressive. (Meanwhile, I was considering doing yet another post about Marvin Gaye tonight...)
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