Physicist Richard Feynman once said,
“Paradox is only a conflict between
Our feeling of what reality ought to be.”
Tension is a conflict between
What we have.
What we need, value, or expect
Let us notice the remarkable similarity between the two.
We can either judge tension as “bad,”
So as to frame it as a “problem.”
We can let it evoke our curiosity and wonder
So as to frame it as a “paradox.”
The choice can be ours.