Sunday, May 20, 2007
The Yin & Yang Concept
The dual concepts of yin and yang – or the single concept yin-yang – originate in ancient Chinese philosophy and metaphysics blablabla.. Yin (literally "shady place, north slope (hill), south bank (river); cloudy, overcast") is the dark element: it is passive, dark, feminine, downward-seeking, and corresponds to the night. Yang ( "sunny place, south slope (hill), north bank (river); sunshine") is the bright element: it is active, light, masculine, upward-seeking and corresponds to the day..... yada.. yada.. yada.. yada.. till the cows come home.
The paragraph full of irrelevant words above basically means that Yin is sorta black and Yang is sorta white. They are not completely black or white, just as things in life are not completely black or white, and they cannot exist without each other. If you can't even grasp this idea, you should go fuck yourself.Twice.
In a world of love and harmony between two people in a relationship..rare.. I know, the principle of Yin & Yang does apply. By the way, torturing each other mentally and physically is also a sign of love. But we shall discuss this on a further note.
Yin & Yang Applications in Relationships (e.g. smoking)
Girl: HOI.. don't smoke so much la!! How many you smoke today already?!? Do you know how I feel sitting next to you. I might as well start a bush fire in our garden and sit next to it..!!!
Guy: But dear.. sitting next to a fire will be very hot and our garden will not look as nice anymore. Ok ok.. I will stop smoking now.
Summary: Yin shows a greater preponderance in domination in this scenario. Guy (Yang), being the recessive one gives in. Yin & Yang applies. Lives happily ever after.
Girl: Eh fucker, can you stop smoking ar?? Can't you see I'm having cough and shortness of breath? Stop fucking smoking can or not??
Guy: (Playing Pro-evo 6 on PS2) Fuck you la. I wanna smoke, I smoke. What the fuck you care? Cough.. go eat cough medicine. Shortness of breath.. then breathe longer..
Summary: Both present with dominance and aggresiveness in the relationship. Since according to Newton's 3rd Law - "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction", the outcome can be quite catastrophic. That involves a lot of bruising and scarring on body surfaces. Both show only Yin or only Yang characteristics. Yin & Yang mismatch.
Guy: Oi bitch, go out and get me three packets of Dunhill Reds, a crate of Heineken and tapau chicken chow mein from Tai Wu. NOW NOW NOW (throws ashtray at girl).
-Girl have no script in this context-
Summary: Self explanatory. Yin & Yang applies. Lives happily ever after.
As you can all see, the above scenarios describe the proper application of Yin & Yang. Dominant Yin(s) are compensated by dominant Yang(s). If both possess the same characteristics, the outcome will be atrocious.
In an ideal world, to maintain world peace, to counter terrorism, to make poverty history, to cure AIDS and to sleep better at night, the scenario should be as below:-
Girl: Darling.. do you think it will be a good idea to stop smoking (..with soft voice, cute face, sexy lingerie). For every cigarette you don't take, I will give you a blowjob..
Guy: Sounds good to me dear. Alright I will stop smoking, forever. By the way, you wanted that LV Monogram Speedy bag and the Bulgari watch isn't it? I'll get it for you tomorrow. Promise.
Sigh. If only things were so ideal.