The best example I can give regarding the word I am looking for is this-
We live in a perceptive world though we also reside in a conception of what we know. We may live perceptively and focus primarily on the effects of life but that does not negate the conceptive side to life.
We should as human beings be both entirely selfish and selfless at the same time to allow others to be selfish.
Any thoughts on what words could describe the above? I have pondered maybe a paradox or enigma but do not think it defines it very well. Almost like an hourglass being constantly turned over on itself or a Jacobs Ladder toy.