The Misguided Tale Of Two Extremes
“…its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received…”
The historical trick has always been to divide and conquer, and thereby regulate. This is why we have to be prepared psychologically to realise our inner wisdom in an age of extremely worrying and foolish times.
For that reason, it is the best of times to progress towards our enlightened reality. Fools believe in extremes, while the wise stay in the middle, “neither too tight nor too loose”- Buddha.
A Tale of Two Cities (1859);
a historical novel by Charles Dickens.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair,
we had everything before us, we had nothing before us,
we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way
– in short, the period was so far like the present period,
that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received,
for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”
= very good and very bad!
Some are having a very good time
Some are having a very bad time.