Q. If you can have too much of a good thing, can you ever have not enough of a bad thing?

A. What do you mean by a good thing? In essence everything is neutral, neither good nor bad. Nothing says, “I am bad”, or “I am good.” What is good to you can be bad to someone else, and what is good today can be bad tomorrow and vice versa. There is a proverb that poison, well used, can be medicine.

On the contrary, food, no matter how high quality it may be, can be harmful and poisonous either when we feed it to babies who are not capable of digesting it, or when we overindulge ourselves with it. Whether a thing is good or bad depends upon your perspective based on your situation. The best way to replace a bad thing with a good thing is to realise that the former is not different from the latter.

©Boo Ahm

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