Heraclitus of Ephesus was a Greek philosopher who lived from 535 BCE to 475 BCE. Because of the lack of written information from his time, there is little known about how he became educated or almost anything about his early life for that matter. However, what we do know, is that he was a supporter of the idea that, unlike the popular idea at the time, the universe was ever changing and never remained the same. It also should be noted that he lived in a period not long before, and at the start of the creation of written language in Greece. One of the quotes that he famous for saying is “Opposition brings concord: Out of discord comes the fairest harmony”. I think this stems from his idea that nothing in the universe is still, or stagnant and that it's filled with turmoil, energy, and change. As well as the time period he lived in when the idea that language can be written was new. In the idea of change there normally is opposition or some sort of conflict, and generally, when two things or people oppose each other there normally comes some sort of median a middle ground, and as a result of that, there is a sort of harmony.
Now the question, how is it possible for discord, disagreement, or so on ever hope to bring some sort of agreement? Think about disagreement in politics, even as small as local; when two or more parties disagree there is often some sort of compromise that comes out of it. A compromise is by definition an agreement on a sort of middle ground between two or more disagreeing parties, generally consisting of the a mix of the moderate ideas put forth by each, and this happens all the time in governments of different levels around the world. Even in an entirely different look the on the quote by looking at opposition being a common enemy or foe rather than a disagreement.
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