The wisdom of saying "Nothing is more permanent than temporary"
Nothing is more permanent than temporary. Familiar? This is about us, about our life. This expression can be heard quite often and completely for different reasons. Let's look at this phrase from different aspects, and we will get amazing explanations for it.
From the point of view of dialectical materialism
What is constancy and does it exist in nature? If we consider the phrase “Nothing is more permanent than temporary” from the point of view of dialectical materialism, then constantly, or rather continuously, in the world is only movement, without it matter does not exist. Movement is a change, any matter without movement is a frozen chaotic mass. There is also a certain constancy, which is commonly called peace, as philosophers say, it lasts a very short period of time. After it the movement begins again (change).
If this is taken for truth, there is nothing permanent in the world.Movement involves the creation, development, destruction, and so on to infinity, nothing in our world is forever. But what about constancy? So the expression “there is nothing more permanent than temporary” means nothing? After all, we are accustomed to this word, there is such a concept in physics. But the thing is that everything in the world is relative, that for the universe there is a short moment of peace, for a person a whole life. It is this expression that is considered that makes more sense in a slightly different interpretation of “nothing is more temporary than permanent”.
From the point of view of "laxity"
The expression under consideration can be compared with the famous phrase of Viktor Chernomyrdin, which has recently passed into the category of wise sayings "like the best, it turned out as always." He, of course, meant that in our life we dream to do a lot of things perfectly, but as soon as it comes to work, various types of reservations and agreements begin, mostly with ourselves.
It sounds like this: "This is not the main thing, it can be done temporarily, then, when there is an opportunity, we will redo it." Often, this temporary remains for a long time, thoughts of deficiencies occasionally flash in my head, and then completely disappear, as they say, for the time being, which may not occur.
Illusion of constancy
To be honest, in our life there is nothing permanent. This concept exists only in an illusory form in our mind. Nevertheless, we strive for constancy by acquiring objects that will create the illusion of constancy for us, where we dream of finding peace, which, for example, in Kabbalah, is presented as some kind of highest point of bliss. This is far from us, and not everyone thinks about it, but this is by the way.
There is another wise statement that we only dream of peace, which, based on life experience, speaks of the illusion of constancy. Man in real life can not achieve consistency, and therefore rest. This is evidenced by the expression that "everything flows, everything changes."
Try to remember something permanent in our life. Let's start with the global. The state can not be permanent, our country can serve as an example. Socialism in the Soviet Union was replaced by the chaos of the 90s, which led us to wild capitalism at the present time.
A job that we consider to be permanent can be lost at any time for reasons beyond our control. The joy of the repairs made in the apartment, on which you spent a lot of money and time, can be replaced by disappointment from the uncovered tap left by the neighbor from the upper apartment.Sleep gives us a temporary feeling of rest, food a temporary feeling of fullness and so on to infinity.
In terms of life circumstances
We strive for consistency at work, in family life. Hearing the quote "nothing is more permanent than temporary", a person tries to convince himself and others of the opposite. To do this, in order to create the illusion that everything is fine with us, we conclude a mental contract with ourselves, that certain circumstances force us to temporarily do what we are not happy with, but this is all temporary, until better times.
There is no work for the soul, temporarily agreeing on another, in the hope that neither today nor tomorrow will we find the one that will suit us. There is no loved one, and the years go by, we agree to the first person, reassuring ourselves that soon we will surely meet the love of all life. And so on all counts. But years go by, and our “temporary” becomes “permanent”, and it’s good if we get attached to our work and got along with my husband, otherwise a person will have big disappointments.
Wisdom of affirmation
Since this is a frequently quoted statement, it means that it is relevant and contains a certain truth in it.What is the wisdom of the phrase “nothing is more temporary than permanent”? The point is that life cannot be postponed until later. You need to live the reality of today, finding in this the joy of satisfaction. Any work must be done conscientiously, so that later it would not be a shame, it would not be necessary to redo it and spend time and energy on it again.
Wise sayings of famous people teach us to live, not to pay attention to the secondary, and help to grasp the very essence. You can listen to many hours of lecture, ask questions and not understand the main thing. The wisdom is that one phrase can make us look at the world in a new way. Maybe A. P. Chekhov was right when he once said that "brevity is the sister of talent."
Who is the author of the statement
Like everything else, this phrase should have an author. “Nothing is more permanent than temporary,” who said that? This statement is written by Kozma Prutkov, and since it is the collective pseudonym of Alexei Tolstoy and the three Zhemchuzhnikov brothers, it is not possible to establish literally who of them owns this phrase.
But one can presumably conclude that it was most likely said by a XIX century poet Alexei Tolstoy. So how exactly he was the author of most aphorisms of Kozma Prutkov.