Friday, 12 April 2013

I is for....Idealist

I is for Idealist.

I stumbled upon a pretty renowned online test through The Myers and Briggs Foundation to identify your personality type. It was quick to do, so I thought I would give it a go. I didn't think it would come up with anything surprising, as I obviously have a pretty good idea of my own personality.
The test determined I am idealistic - basically an Idealist. No surprises there for me.
Idealists hope for a perfect world, with no wars or hunger, and with peace love all around.
But can we really have one without the other? Can we have love without hate?
So I thought, does Newtons Law of every action has an equal and opposite reaction apply to everything? Our feelings included? If we have love, then does that mean there must be hate? If we have joy, does this mean we get pain too?
If this is true them Idealism is impossible.
Maybe then, then the world is just naturally in balance with itself already; we just don't notice it because it is on such a large scale. Maybe then, if someone feels joy, then this means that someone else must feel pain. Equal and opposite reactions.
How is it decided whether you should get joy or pain?
Who knows.
All I know is, that if you want one, you have to take the other too. No joy without sadness and no peace without war.
Idealism doesn't work. Damn.


  1. Interesting idea. I don't know if I agree with you, but it is a very potent philosophical question... But, there is an old saying, there is no sun without shadow. But I suppose, if we don't try, there would be all shadow, and no sun at all, yes?


  2. That's an interesting outlook and I see what you're saying. I took that test and I think it pegged me pretty accurately. I like to think idealistic thoughts, but the realistic comprehensions keep it all in check.

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  3. In an ideal world love and hate are exactly the same thing. You reap what you sow, one doesn't exist without the other because they are the same thing. I just read that the other day on website somewhere while I was out trawling. Maybe an idealistic person wrote it. I came here after reading your Jigsaw post, I see that 'frustration = I don't like it' in my bonus kids and it reminds me of me. I hated it doing them as a kid, no-one showed me the strategies, I enjoy doing them now, but I really can't imagine a 2000 piece one, mostly of ocean, good luck with that. Two great posts I enjoyed them both. #atozchallenge

  4. I took that test awhile ago, and it came out very weird. When I took it again years later, I got the same result. It said I was both T and F. I make decisions with my feelings AND through rational thinking. Ha! My two descriptions contradicted each other, but were both true. How confusing! :)

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