Paradox


A paradox is the use of words that make up a sentence and they have contradictory concepts, however, it safeguards the validity of the sentence and is not far from reality, that is, it is a sentence whose main protagonist is the rhetoric created by the execution of words that contradict the subsequent one in the same sentence.

For example, the following sentences can be mentioned “For the day to pass quickly, it is best to do the chores slowly” or “The rich are usually poor in soul”, “trying to do good, he managed to generate evil”, “do not lighten it darkens” and so on, sentences in which people express themselves by joining words that contradict each other in the same sentence.

There are many types of paradoxes that can be applied when establishing a conversation with two or more individuals, listed would be the following:
Antinomies: they are paradoxes created through words that execute a “self-contradiction” in a specific sentence, such as “of the pessimists, I turn out to be the most optimistic” or “being superstitious causes bad luck” and “the only thing I know is I don’t know anything”, “All murderers have to be killed” or similar sentences.

Conditional: this type of paradox is used to leave a question in the reader or listener, giving him the ability to create an assumption, such as: “Who was the chicken or the egg first?”, If a snake begins to consume its own tail. Would it eat it whole? Definition: they are paradoxes that at first seem to give a concept of something or some situation, however the explanation is ambiguous and is not clear. “I want to marry a tall white man, but I like Juan who is dark and short.”

True: they are the type of paradox that when heard or read first hand turn out to be absurd but that does not take away from reality, for example “two people meet at the same meeting and have their birthday on the same day”, “Manuel is 22 years old and he has only been able to celebrate his thirteenth anniversary” or “without knowing the truth, he was right in the events reported”.