沒有惡, 就突顯不了美

I just finished watching 仙劍奇俠傳 and the ending was pretty crappy. Lots of people died. I guess FuzzyWuzzy would’ve like that – the only reason he watches 24 is because they kill off so many main characters, anyone that isn’t Jack Bauer has pretty much 100% chance of dying, either now or in later seasons. I mean the only 2 characters besides Jack that still exist from the 1st season is Mike Novik and Kim Bauer (although I’ve wanted her dead probably by the 2nd episode of Season 1). [I just realized Mike Novik wasn’t introduced till the 2nd Season when David Palmer was the president. In the 1st Season, he was CA governor running for presidency.] Tang Yu just found the other half of the pendant by rushing into the tidal wave just like that *snap*. What the heck was that? I won’t spoil anymore, but it was pretty cheesy all the way through. There’s only 4 characters worth liking: Tang Yu, his Godfather, Seven, and that Tao Master. Even the 2 main characters remained mostly annoying and immature throughout the series. However, there’s this phrase I would like to share with you:

善與惡, 必共存. 沒有惡, 就突顯不了美.
[literal translation: Good and Evil, must coexist. Without evil, then beauty won’t stand out.]

Reminds me of that joke:
Q: Why are there ugly people in this world?
A: So we can tell who’s pretty.

Maybe I just pulled that out of my butt, but there is some truth in that statement. Opposites are there to complement each other and to help differentiate. Without the ugliness of the world, we’d never appreciate the beauty that exists. Just like without all the raining days here in Washington, we won’t appreciate the nice sunny days we’ve been having. Without foul tasting food, we wouldn’t appreciate the delicious food.

I’m not saying a perfect world is bad. What I’m saying is people living in a perfect world would never appreciate it. To never have starved, one would not truly appreciate food. To never have been homeless, one would not truly appreciate his shelter.

2 thoughts on “沒有惡, 就突顯不了美

  1. I guess there might be different levels of appreciation, but to me, I don’t think most people can truly appreciate things until they’ve lost it once. Most people tend to take things for granted and I don’t blame them since it’s very human nature to do so.

    But to say you appreciate how good life is without a big injury implies you know how bad life could be with that injury and that statement is something I don’t think you make claim to be true.

    A good example would be sight. You don’t have to be blind to appreciate being able to see, but if you’ve take a day or even a couple hours when you were awake and moved about without opening your eyes, one can experience what it is to be blind and would come to appreciate their eyes and the ability to see more.

    Just my 2 cents.

    //krunk (^_^x)

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