The Chinese has this knack of playing on both sides of the field. I mean, there are always reasonable responses to support actions for and against something. For that matters, probably all ancient cultures with lots of ‘pearls of wisdom’ do this as well. Basically, on any given topic under discussion, the sage can never be wrong!
Essentially, both sides of the coin can be correct!
But when does the middle way become apathy? When does a democracy, where ideally everyone’s concerns are taken into account, turn into inaction or indecision? When does an attempt at efficiency turn into autocratic dictatorship? Interesting questions, but perhaps experience is the only saving grace here. Being pragmatic is probably the way to go!?
However, in hindsight – again, looking from another perspective – perhaps it is good to be able to see the good things all the time, in all situations!?
As the lyrics in ‘Monty Python’s Life of Brian’ go, “always look on the bright side of life…”