Is a question the opposite of a statement? If I ask whether or not today is Opposite Day is it Opposite Day or is it not Opposite Day? Is this how to get around the paradox about announcing that today is or isn’t Opposite Day? If we say that today is Opposite Day, then according to the game’s rules, wouldn’t Opposite Day be the opposite of today? Would that mean today is not Opposite Day but is a normal day? If you claim today is a normal day today, is it actually an abnormal day? Should I be asking a lot of questions instead of writing a lot of statements today? Is doing so or not doing so annoying or OK?
Should I wish you a happy Opposite Day today? Is today the national holiday for contrarians? Can we actually get away with doing things the opposite way we normally do them? Can we tell fibs and not be held accountable for them today? Do you know for certain whether or not I’m telling a little white lie?
Mightn’t some people celebrate Opposite Day by eating dinner in the morning and breakfast in the evening? Mightn’t we say up when we mean down or vice versa? Would this work for left and right? Might this be very confusing to people who do not celebrate Opposite Day? Should we tell our family and friends that we’re celebrating Opposite Day or should we just let them feel confused about our behavior?
Is today a good day to ponder opposites and their meanings? Is commemorating today profound or trivial? Is light only meaningful when we relate it to darkness? Does truth presuppose falsehood? Are compassion and wealth opposites? Is androgyny the flowing relationship between two opposites or not? Are masculine and feminine energies actually opposites? Is homogeneous culture unhealthy?
Will I have a long post or a short post about this topic? Will you or won’t you ponder opposites today?
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes actor/producer, Ashton Kutcher. “I don’t think opposites attract. I think like attracts like. So I don’t think that they do attract opposites. Only when you’re talking about magnetic poles.”