The hypnotic symmetry in abstractions
Abstract reasoning ignores details, generalizes and simplifies. It exalts principles whilst discarding facts. Ideas are beliefs rather than truths. Ideologies are a matter of conviction and actuality is not their primary concern.
It is in the nature of abstract reasoning to hyperbolize selected principles and to invent tendencies. Exaggeration creates a contrast that facilities comparison, discrimination and reasoning. Contrasting in turn extinguishes nuances, and decolours the picture. It produces cerebral symmetries of logic that are captivating for their simplicity. Especially mesmerizing is the simplest bipolar symmetry perhaps due to its extreme perspicuity as well as to the bilateral symmetry of human body and brain.