# Relationship between duality and absolute reality

"A problem is only a problem when there's a solution. We exist in a world of duality: positive vs negative, happiness vs sorrow, light vs darkness. The contrastive relationship helps us understand the world, yet it also obscures the existence of an absolute reality. If there's no solution to a probelm, then it's not a probelm anymore. It's a fact that we just have to accept."

I came across this quote on the internet. It makes me wonder that is duality required to support the existence of an absolute reality? We only know something is absolute when there's something that's a relative. But in another way if something is absolutely absolute then it's absolute. Why does it need anything to sustain it or make it perceivable?

• Is there nothing absolute in A=A? No duality there. Apr 17, 2022 at 17:12
• If A=A then A != A. One of the constructs is based another. Even the arithmetic sign of inequality demonstrates that. How's it not relative? @JKusin Apr 17, 2022 at 19:37
• You asked for duality-free, absolute existence. A=A has no duality and is absolute and exists without any further knowing. A can be anything and the form holds. That is absolute formal knowledge. I’m not sure what A = !A means, maybe you mean !A = !A? Apr 17, 2022 at 20:04
• A != A means A doesn't equal to A. LaTex doesn't work in the comment so I use the notation use in programming. When I was studying Principa Mathematica, the professor said that all the axioms are assumed to be true. But doesn't that mean axioms are absolutely true because we assumed so? If we don't then it's not true anymore. Apr 17, 2022 at 20:20
• I dug myself a hole using formal knowledge. It's not a good way to answer your question imo. I hope you get an answer, but semantics, which I think is required, is a huge arena. Apr 17, 2022 at 21:47