Many philosophers in ancient history had a plethora of inspiring and intriguing schools of thought about life. Perhaps one of the most mysterious ones was a Greek philosopher of the late 6th century BCE, named Heraclitus. Heraclitus had two particular beliefs that I feel are essential and applicable to our community and the issues going on within it. He believed that in a sense, all things are one and that opposites are necessary for life, but unified for a system of balanced exchanges. In fact, Heraclitus criticized his predecessors and contemporaries for failing to see the unity in their experience. I feel this is important for community members to think about as we look at our political dynamics within Homer and the events that transpired this past summer. Many of us may appear to be on opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to political ideologies. However, regardless of each individual’s political beliefs or lack thereof, or our differences on issues within our city, I feel it is important for us to note that each of us cares about Homer and it’s future. This is a fact that indeed unifies all of us. No matter if we agree on anything else, I think we can all agree on one commonality - our passionate love for our city and community. For the health of ourselves and our city, I feel it’s time we all start listening openly to one another, agree to disagree, and still work together collaborating our insights and ideas to define problems then figure out solutions that is for the betterment of all of us.
I am unsure which topic I wanted to address in this column because I am passionate about many topics.
I am concerned about our community. I want to see more togetherness, especially concerning real life issues that directly affect the people. Issues such as financial problems and drug addiction, both of which cause some major problems within families and their homes.