( the look on his students says it all, they weren’t interested - but of course, it doesn’t mean that they won’t be when hideki starts talking, all eyes were on him, but he wasn’t quite sure if it was because of his physique and facial features or because of his gift of narrative, either way they were focused and that’s all that matters before he starts his lecture. )
I’ve got a question to all of you, is change real? Or is it just an illusion?
( he could tell that most of them are thinking about it - everyone who raised their hand to answer thinks that change is real because if they say the latter, they have to defend it to him and that means a lot of talking in their part. )
" If change is a being, that is becoming, then it can’t be for it already is. "
change = becoming which means is not or will be something, whilst being is is which means existing therefore there is no change, it is only an illusion by the sense for it is impossible thus, absurd.
or at least, that’s what parmenides - a greek philosopher - said in which he applied the philosophy of rationalism.
( however, they didn’t get it all too well, so hideki was more than happy to give them examples of what parmenides meant, it’s kind of amusing how dumb people can be sometimes, he thinks. )
say, if your hair is long and you wanted to change it, you’ll have to cut it short, curl, straighten, dye or put it in a bun right? but it still grows back, it’s still the same wavy, black hair and at the end of the day, it’s still a hair.
same goes for people, when you think someone has change, they didn’t, it was the real him or her all along and what you’re seeing is a demeanor, they’re still the same. that is what the greek philosopher meant, we have five minutes before the lecture ends, are there any questions? reactions? if not, then you’re all dismissed.