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Paradox
(n) a statement which contradicts the general opinion and seems totally impossible, but is actually based on some logic and may be true. Origin: Gk para-, opposite + doxa, opinion => 'contrary to the general opinion' It is an interesting paradox that the lesser facilities a student has, the better he does in competitive exams. Despite lacking even basic amenities, the students in Bihar achieve seats in IITs while the rich youth in Punjab, who have the best of everything, are increasingly dropping out of colleges and getting addicted to narcotics. The paradox of our time in history is that we lead easier but more complicated lives. Technology has simplified our lives greatly. Yet, humans have never been so much under stress and tensions as today.