Double-edged Swords

  • happiness begets boredom/complacency
  • passion can lead to errors in judgement
  • disinterestedness lacks the eagerness required to uncover difficult truths
  • spiritual growth can lead to the vices of excessive pride, righteousness and hubris

For every benefit there is a liability.

  • sorrow makes us work hard for improvement
  • passion comes with a drive to uncover difficult truths
  • disinterestedness evaluates evidence on merits of pure reason
  • excessive pride, righteousness and hubris can lead to downfall which creates deep insight and compassion

For every liability there is a benefit.
Negatives contain positives, assets double as liabilities. Shit feeds growth that produces shit.