At the time, I was in my fourth year of university and was looking for a job.

During my final interview at a company I was interested in, the interviewer asked, “Do you feel that you have two conflicting emotions?”

I confidently replied,“Yes” Then the interviewer’s expression clouded. I wondered if I had said something wrong. Sure enough, I failed the interview.

Kurt Vonnegut, a novelist I admire, said in one of his essays, “Humor is an almost physiological response to fear”.

I can’t help but feel that the events that appear in front of us are just one result of our hesitations, worries, and conflicts, and that we all live in a ambivalent state of mind.

Aren’t you?