Impressions are Not the Whole Picture

One’s impression of a fact or person is truly colored by context more than most people think.

The proof, in black, white, and shades of grey

Apply this to the analogy of your choice.

And people, chill with the criticism of others so much, and get on with creating your world as you would like to see it.


The Duck Paradox

Of all the riddles I heard (or told) as a kid, the one I remember best is:

” What’s the difference between a duck ? ”

As some of you know, a frequent answer to this is ” One leg is both the same. ”

What makes this funny ?

Is it true  ?

What answers does one find if contemplated as a Koan ?

When using the duck question in a clown act I used to do, I often added:

So, what do you get when you find two of them ?

You have a paradox [ducks]

Googling, found a surprising quantity of references to it. One writer presents an interesting paper on questions and consciousness, which [spoiler alert] adding to the paradox, also does not answer the duck question: