, a statement or proposition that, despite sound reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems logically unacceptable or self-contradictory.

‘Youth is wasted on the young!'
‘Less is more!'
‘You have to spend money to make money!'

Paradoxes challenge our understanding and provoke deeper thinking.

In speeches and storytelling, paradoxes engage your audience's minds and encourage them to think critically.

For instance, ‘The child is the father of the man' prompts reflection on how childhood shapes adulthood.

Paradoxes enrich your narratives or arguments, and add layers of complexity and interest that will captivate and intrigue your audience.