Great minds do think alike.
Great tongues do wag alike.
Great bodies do act alike.
Great feelings come that I do like.
… and then I was wondering which is correct:
- Birds of a feather flock together, or
- Opposites attract.
I reckon that they are both true, but they are talking about different aspects of life and of people.
The together thing seems to me to be about stuff that is on the outward facing aspects of a person – physical attributes (like attractiveness, fitness level & activities enjoyed), physical possessions (like cars, houses & wealth) and physical desires (like appetites, worldly ambitions, and favourite activities). The more similarity on these levels, the better people will get on.
The opposites stuff appears, as far as I can see, to be more about the inner aspects of life – spiritual values (love, peace & happiness for example), morals and ethics (like those in fables, commandments and other principle based systems) and beliefs (such as life after death, God, extra-terrestrials & politics). The further apart people and organisations appear to be on these levels, the more closely intertwined and interdependent they seem to be.
Of course, some of what I say is total bullocks. My mind is not always up to wrapping itself around these big issues. But I’d really love to hear your take on this.