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Heraclitus  of Ephesus (Ancient Greek: Ἡράκλειτος ὁ ἘφέσιοςHērákleitos ho Ephésios; c. 535 – c. 475 BCE) was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, a native of the Greek city Ephesus, Ionia, on the coast of Asia Minor.

He was of distinguished parentage. Little is known about his early life and education, but he regarded himself as self-taught and a pioneer of wisdom. From the lonely life he led, and still more from the riddling nature of his philosophy and his contempt for humankind in general, he was called "The Obscure" and the "Weeping Philosopher".
Heraclitus is famous for his doctrine of change being central to the universe, as stated in his famous saying, "You cannot step twice into the same stream".

He believed in the unity of opposites, stating that "the path up and down are one and the same", existing things being characterized by pairs of contrary properties, and other explorations of the concept of dualism. His cryptic utterance that "all things come to be in accordance with this Logos" (literally, "word", "reason", or "account") has been the subject of numerous interpretations

This is our humanity!

(I had to change the initial image because it stoped showing!, the message on the initial image was, "everything is flux, nothing remains the same! which relates to the Heraclitus ideology!)

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  1. “Everything is flux, nothing remains the same” this is the universal truth and one should be aware of this fact always. To be overconfident on a good condition is not good for anyone because the time can change any time.

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  2. I'm not sure about the concept of duality (maybe due to the fact that I don't understand it properly), however, I do partly share his sentiments regarding humanity in general. Contempt is too strong a word, but I do feel that mankind is fatally flawed - not by design, but by desire.I know that further leads to the question as to whether desire is ultimately a product of design. A topic that can almost not be discussed without drawing on religious inferences. Bottomline? Lets not repeat history. Let us love, and include people so they don't end up like our poor Heraclitus.

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  3. @WPF I agree, this is where the fact that change is the only constant in life comes to the fore. If we remember this always we will "never rest on our laurels!"
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. @TS I'm with u on the concept of universal love but for some reason it's not catching on universally! my understanding of duality is that everything in life has an opposite part i.e, good and bad, light and darkness, ying and yang etc etc, for one to exist so must the other! if we didn't have light we wouldn't understand the concept of darkness! etc etc
    As for mankind be fatally flawed that a biggun and I couldn't possibly comment, society and times change like the seasons! and BTW what happened to poor Heraclitus? did he go the way of poor Yorick!
    Great Great Comment! thanks for coming by!

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