Analysis of Never the Same River Twice

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Karl Lilley Critical Response Explanations of Life Life is something that nobody can expect to be the same everyday because living it the same would be extremely boring and everyone needs excitement. Although, there are days people feel they are living the same routine but usually something occurs to change how one may view the world or certain people. In this essay, “The Same River Twice” by David Quammen, the narrator feels that he can prove the philosopher Heraclitus wrong by thinking that life will not affect no matter how much it changes around him. This is a major problem because any change will affect a person whether it is small or huge that one thing could change a person’s life especially as discussed in this essay.…show more content…
This shows in someway or another people are connected to each other and do have some affect on things that occur through out their life. With each decision one person makes, that decision can affect many other people and what the future would hold for them. This especially comes in effect when disasters occur such as the World Trade Center attacks because many people died and many of us know people that worked there or know people who knew people that worked at the Trade Center. This chain of reaction caused many to feel the pain with people even if it did not directly affect us at the time but did change our change of view on the world. With all these thoughts, one thing is for sure the next time anyone comes across the saying “You can’t step in the same river twice” will definitely have a new perspective and meaning of what those words actually mean and may realize that any decision one makes now could affect someone and end up changing their

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