Inverse Aphorism: Inspiration Free Enlightenment; a compendium of Convoluted Wisdomatics & Obverse Observations

everything you know is wrong.

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Money is the opposite of the weather. Nobody talks about it, but everybody does something about it.
Rebecca Johnson

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Since the beginning of recorded history, humanity has preserved, recorded and revered the distilled essences of wisdom known as aphorisms....

Whether providing practical advice or expressing profound cynicism, the intrinsic aphoristic YIN necessitates a corresponding YANG, or Inverted Aphorism (IA).

The IA may be revealed by means of a simple inversion:

The Early Worm is
gotten by the Bird.

Exposing the IA may require convolutions of logic:

Spilt Milk is worth crying over, because who otherwise would ever invent convenient anti-bacterial handi-wipes?

The ancients well knew: That which hides the hidden is the un-hidden.

aphorism, n.

  1. A tersely phrased statement of a truth or opinion; an adage.
  2. A brief statement of a principle.

[French aphorisme, from Old French, from Late Latin aphorismus, from Greek aphorismos, from aphorizein, to delimit, define: apo-, apo- + horizein, to delimit, define; see horizon.]