A harsh reality and an astonishing paradox A harsh reality is that some people will have to wait, or compromise, even if it’s painful A harsh reality. And an astonishing paradox. The opposite of knowing where we are going and how to get there is being lost and clueless. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.