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Understanding Your Bad

While growing up, I often heard the familiar phrase, “Now, don’t be a bad little girl,” especially whenever I asked a provocative question, decided to do it my way, refused to do it, or wandered away to explore on my own. As my world expanded with more street smarts and formal education, it became apparent that bad and good were fluid terms relating to cultural and religious belief systems. If I had been born in the Southern hemisphere versus the Northern hemisphere, my comprehension of bad and good could have been turned upside down.

Here are some possible contradictions:Clearly, these few examples highlight that life is peppered with contradictions. Bad and good are terms which can be used to describe an event or a person depending on the angle of perception – they coexist. What seems bad today could potentially be good tomorrow and vice versa. So, is your cup half full or half empty?

You should periodically tweak your bad and good value system because:
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