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January 6, 2003
Balance. Perspective. Give and take. Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. Yin and yang. Spinning wheel. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Compromise. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. What goes up, must come down. Into every garden a little rain must fall. Every cloud has a silver lining.

A seemingly endless list of sayings from different cultural milieus, all saying essentially the same thing. My favorite is a bit more blunt and pessimistic, although the connection may be hard for some to find: Life is uncertain; eat dessert first.