I used to be obsessed with the idea of a duality in nature. Like the yin and the yang. Black and white. Good and bad. Faith or doubt. But it’s clear to me that their is a neutral as well.
A scientist will always try to describe the macroscopic behavior of something from its microscopic structure. As below, so above. The idea that fundamental primitive building blocks manifest into the larger visible world.
This is something I thought about before. Proton, neutron, electron respectively as soul, body, and mind. The positive, neutral, and negative in our lives. I was saying that the soul is always trying to do good and the mind is always wandering and being the so called devil in our angel-devil scenario. And I thought the body would be neutral in this case.
Upon some reading from the Internet I was corrected to change the model to being proton-mind, electron-body, and neutron-soul. To me this actually made more sense, although anyone can make arguments for any perspective. Perhaps it is our mind that is willing to change and wanting to do good. But it is our body that is holding us back by being lazy or making up captive to our senses and being selfish to satisfy these sensual desires. We must overcome these obstacles from the body such as eating healthier less tasty food, exercising no matter how lazy we are or the “pain” we feel. And the soul, why is neutral good? A neutron, being slightly heavier than a proton actually can be converted to a proton and an electron. Thus, the soul has the potential to be good or be bad but is neither at the same time. Good and bad in my opinion is exactly that, an opinion, based on a perspective. Sure there are universal bads such as raping a person which is bad in every context. But even something like killing which is bad in most cases is acceptable in some cases. I believe that one should be able to be “good” or “bad” based on the situation but I believe that most situations only require a neutral stance at worst; you don’t have to always go out of your way and be nice but you can atleast be quiet unless it is truly something worth getting worked up about. Perhaps, this neutral stance is our true nature..