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Heraclitus, fragment Introductory Note: Heraclitus was an ancient Greek philosopher who lived about years before Plato.
He wrote a book around B. Upon those who step into the same rivers flow other and yet other waters. Houghton Mifflin Company, p. The change that occurs in a river is vivid and unmistakable. By claiming that the change we see in a river is true of our world in general, Heraclitus challenges the idea that some things simply stay the same: This might be easiest to accept in the physical realm, where, for example, on the level of atoms, there is constant motion in all physical objects, no matter how solid and stationary they may seem.
And certainly it is easy enough to see that the bodies of all living things are constantly changing, not only aging but also going through various biological processes and exchanges with the environment, such as breathing.
But what about other realms? Heraclitus might not have been thinking about things such as relationships and love, or a person's identity, but his insistence on the fundamental fact of change encourages us to consider whether change is not inevitable in such aspects of life as well.
Heraclitus saw the world as a system in flux, but in his view that very flux is also what keeps the world the same, in a sense. But if we look carefully at the fragment from Heraclitus, we see that although he says the waters are changing, he does not say that the river is different.
Heraclitus specificallly claims that it is the same river although its waters are constantly changing.
Even if we do not agree with Heraclitus that all things are like this, still we may find in many realms of our lives that the only way some things can exist is by changing.
A child, for example, is something that we all accept and enjoy as a constantly changing thing. A child, like a river, doesn't become a different child with each change. Being a child simply involves changing all the time. A certain kind of change seems to be a part of the basic nature of some, if not all, things.
By insisting that something or someone stay the same, could it be that we are destroying the very thing we wish to preserve?In trying to help change the world, in the wake of 9/11, I joined the military thinking it was a chance to make a difference in our world, a chance to defend our country.
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