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What Happens When You Rub Sad and Glad Together?

As the Aladdin story goes, if you find an antique brass oil lamp and rub it vigorously, a genie will appear and grant you a wish. Probably you would request something that you needed or believed you wanted to make you happy. The friction would release the magic which would change your life. So, it makes sense that when you rub sad and glad together you unleash a great energy which can propel you forward in your relationships, creativity or career – stories contain great truths about human nature. Many fairy tales and myths contain this theme of opposites: You have to lose yourself in order to find yourself.

Contrasts unleash energy. Contrasts trigger change and healing because we use opposites for the purpose of definition in order to really understand. How many of us really understand and appreciate happiness until we have been profoundly sad? Disappointment can potentially make one more cheerful!

Consider these examples from people who rubbed sad and glad together:
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