Paradox

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Paradox? Either way, I love it but I'm also Ashley.

"To me parenting is bringing my children up to oneday possess what I lack while diminishing what I possess."

-Ashley N*****i-

Ps. For the profound thinkers
I would love to here another's opinion or own interpretation. thank you!

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 06:33
The Paradox of Hall of Fame Athletes

Winners know how to lose.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/04/2014 - 04:30
HELPPPPP!

HELP! IS "FOR MY TRUTH THE WORL GIVES ONLY LIES" A PARADOX?? HELP ME PLEASE

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:51
cool

cool

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/20/2014 - 16:04
Infinity

Paradoxes are like infinities no end like a circle or a line segment it keeps going and blows our minds'.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/02/2014 - 17:37
Paradox

This is my favorite paradox my friend came up with. This is for the, "Everything is possible believers." If everything is possible, then it is possible that some things are impossible. Blows you mind doesn't it?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:49
my mind has been blown.

my mind has been blown. You're friend seems like a wise person.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:44
What is this?

Is "expect the unexpected" a paradox?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 16:22
Answer

"expect the unexpected is a paradox

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/20/2014 - 03:01
example

you go back in time to kill yourself as a baby.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 01:47
The Grandfather Paradox

Suppose you build a time machine and go back about 200 years ago. You accidentally do something that causes your grandfather not to be born. Since your grandfather was never born , one of your parents was never born which means you were never born. If you were never born, how did you build a time machine and kill your grandfather?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 21:16
O.o

Mind=Blown

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/26/2014 - 18:20
1 flaw in your paradox: You

1 flaw in your paradox: You didn't use the time machine to kill your grandfather, he was never born.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 01:25
flaw in paradox: space and time unravels to this very mystery.

but they never split, so you would be born again and use that time machine to do so again. people have debated this but i think that this would happen again and again until someone interfered with the cycle.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 05:54
You prove my point.

You prove my point.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/15/2014 - 22:20
example of paradox

the child is the father of man by Wordsworth

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:27
is the awsnser to this

is the awsnser to this question no

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:34
Reply: Is The Answer

Possibly.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 01:27
this statement is false

this statement is false

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:34
it depends on what your

it depends on what your definition of the word it is.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/31/2014 - 23:00
Paradox

Is a shadow of a shadow one?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 02:19
Fletcher's paradox

In the arrow paradox, Zeno states that for motion to be occurring, an object must change the position which it occupies. He gives an example of an arrow in flight. He states that in any one instant of time, for the arrow to be moving it must either move to where it is, or it must move to where it is not. It cannot move to where it is not, because this is a single instant, and it cannot move to where it is because it is already there. In other words, in any instant of time there is no motion occurring, because an instant is a snapshot. Therefore, if it cannot move in a single instant it cannot move in any instant, making any motion impossible. This paradox is also known as the fletcher’s paradox—a fletcher being a maker of arrows.
Whereas the first two paradoxes presented divide space, this paradox starts by dividing time – and not into segments, but into points.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:01
That's Calculus

That's why calculus shouldn't be possible as calculus is finding the rate at which something's changing at in instantaneous period of time. But they do the impossible in math all the time it feels like.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 10:47
Schrödinger's Cat

A classic example of paradox involves Schrödinger's cat. Look it up if this statement doesn't make sense:

Wanted: Schrödinger's cat. Dead and alive.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/02/2014 - 23:08
Thats not a paradox, thats

Thats not a paradox, thats quantum physics...

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 21:30
Macbeth

"Lesser but greater than"

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:30
paradox

thanks

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 01/04/2014 - 19:12
Paradox

My advice to you, is to never listen to other people's advice.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 20:42
it makes sense, but if you

it makes sense, but if you were to never listen to peoples advice then you would not listen to this advice but if you listen to this advice it tells you not to listen to peoples advice which then leads you to not listen to this advice which means you're listening to this advice which means you're not listing to peoples advice which means you're ignoring this advice by listening to this advice, so on and so forth and what have you.......I'll tell you what have you, a paradox is what you have?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:01
Personalism

The key expression of this personalism: "Man cannot fully find himself except through a sincere gift of himself"

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 16:19
Is this one

Is this a paradox 'the closer it came, the smaller it got'

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/25/2013 - 19:30
Not really, it could be

Not really, it could be getting smaller for different reasons, so it may or may not be a paradox.
However:
The closer it got the farther away it seemed
is the typical paradox.
Typically it completely depends on how it's being used.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/23/2014 - 11:38
Yes it is. When things come

Yes it is. When things come closer, they're supposed to appear bigger.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 02/01/2014 - 01:35
Everyone called John is liar.

Everyone called John is liar.

- John

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/30/2013 - 18:29
Not a Paradox

This John may be the only John that lies. Other Johns may or may not be liars.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 06:35
Romeo and Juliet?

Would this be an example?: "Affliction is enamour’d of thy parts," (Romeo and Juliet, Act 3 Scene 3)

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 02:53
ex

You can save money by spending it.
I'm nobody.
"What a pity that youth must be wasted on the young." - George Bernard Shaw
Wise fool
Bittersweet
"I can resist anything but temptation."-Oscar Wilde
I'm a compulsive liar- am I lying when I say that?
A rich man is no richer than a poor man.
Nobody goes to that restaurant because it is too crowded.
You shouldn't go in the water until you know how to swim.
If you didn't get this message, call me.
The person who wrote something so stupid can't write at all
Men work together whether they work together or apart. - Robert Frost
Be cruel to be kind
The beginning of the end
Drowning in the fountain of eternal life
Deep down, you're really shallow.
Paradox in Literature

Have a better idea of what a paradox is now? Let's continue on to some larger examples of paradox that appear in works of literature. In doing so, examining their purpose will become an important part of the process.

In George Orwell's Animal Farm, the words "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others" are part of the cardinal rules. Clearly this statement does not make logical sense. However, the point of a paradox is to point out a truth, even if the statements contradict each other.

Orwell is trying to make some sort of political statement here. Perhaps it is that the government claims that everyone is equal when that is clearly false, or perhaps it is that individuals have skewed perceptions of what it means to be equal. The interpretation is up to the reader to decide.

In Shakespeare's Hamlet, the title character states "I must be cruel to be kind." On the surface, once again, this statement does not seem to make much sense. Can an individual convey kindness through evil?

However, Hamlet is speaking about his mother, and how he plans to ultimately slay Claudius in order to avenge his father's death. His mother is now married to Claudius, so of course this will be a tragedy for her. However, he does not want his mother to be the lover of his father's murderer (unbeknownst to her) any longer, and so he believes the murder will be for her own good.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:23
thats an oxymoron

bittersweet and wise fool are oxymorons not paradoxes. paradoxes contridict themselves while also not contridicting themselves.

ex: if God can do anything, can he make a rock he cannot lift.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 08/30/2014 - 21:23
Clever i like it!

Clever i like it!

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/23/2014 - 00:06
Amazing

Thank you so much :)

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 10/05/2013 - 14:47
Example?

would this be one?- her strong hands gently caressed the dough

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 01:08
that is an oxymoron

that is an oxymoron

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/17/2013 - 18:07
It would be "he roughly

It would be "he roughly caressed the dough"

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 01/25/2014 - 06:57
its neither

you're both wrong

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/29/2013 - 00:45
What is it then?

You can't just accuse someone of being wrong without facts, what is it genius?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:54
What's the difference between

What's the difference between PARADOX and JUXTAPOSITION then ?!
haha i have an IGCSE literature paper toooodaaaayyy :/

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 07:56
This isn't a paradox

This isn't a paradox but:

'What is wrong with this statement?'

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 18:44
its a question not a

its a question not a statement :p

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 04:35
yes or no?

answer the next question with yes or no.
is the next word you are going to say no?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 19:55
Nice

I was about to say indifferent. I realize that's not an option here.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 06:37

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