Wednesday, January 5, 2011

January's Enthusiasm, continued

The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus believed that the only sure thing is that nothing stays the same.

"No man ever steps in the same river twice," he claimed, "for it's not the same river and he's not the same man."

Change is the constant, and anything appearing otherwise is illusion. But this change comes from within, he seemed to say. The catalyst for change is to be found within the thing itself, fighting it all the way for the transformation that must take place.

"War is the mother of all things... all that happens, only happens because there is struggle."

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