Paradox in and of itself is the most essential, fundamental characteristic of existence on the whole. After all has been stripped to its most simple components, what is left is simply paradox. It's ironic and yet utterly natural and logical that paradox is the great unifier. Paradox is what everything has in common. As I've elsewhere stated, "In likeness, difference; in difference, likeness." What seems to be pulling things in opposing directions is at once the very same force which holds things together.