"Everything changes and nothing remains still, you cannot step twice into the same stream" vs. Occidentali's Karma

Francesco Gabbani won Festival di Sanremo 2017 with his catchy song “Occidentali’s Karma” (“Westerners’ Karma”) and will represent Italy during Eurovison 2017 song contest. You don't often hear quotes from William Shakespeare and Erich Fromm in the the first two lines of a song:



Excerpts from the lyrics:

"Internet experts,
Honorary members of the selfie-addicted anonymous
Cleverness is out of fashion,
Easy answers,
Pointless dilemmas.

Whatever happens, panta rhei
And 'Singing in The Rain'."

The phrase panta rhei, "everything flows" either was spoken by Heraclitus or survived as a quotation of his. This famous aphorism used to characterize Heraclitus' thought comes from Simplicius, a neoplatonist, and from Plato's Cratylus. The word rhei is the Greek word for "to stream", and is etymologically related to Rhea according to Plato's Cratylus.

The philosophy of Heraclitus is summed up in his cryptic utterance:

"Ever-newer waters flow on those who step into the same rivers."

The quote from Heraclitus appears in Plato's Cratylus twice:

"All entities move and nothing remains still"

and

"Everything changes and nothing remains still ... and ... you cannot step twice into the same stream".

More from his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/GabbaniVEVO/videos

Another clip of the song:



References:

Italy sends rising star Francesco Gabbani - and an ape - to win Eurovision 2017 http://buff.ly/2loRH10
"Occidentali's Karma" lyrics - Francesco Gabbani (Italy, Eurovision 2017) http://buff.ly/2loSNd2

The Corrs are back with a new album

The Corrs are back with a new album, here is one of the singles: The Corrs - I Do What I Like - recorded at Church Studios:



The first single from the album: The Corrs - Bring On The Night - recorded at Church Studios:





The freak accident that changed Charles Krauthammer's life

From Wikipedia: Charles Krauthammer is an American syndicated columnist, author, political commentator, and non-practicing physician whose weekly column is syndicated to more than 400 publications worldwide. Krauthammer became permanently paralyzed after a diving accident while in his first year studying at Harvard Medical School. After spending 14 months recovering in a hospital, and although wheelchair-bound, he returned to medical school, graduating to become a psychiatrist involved in the creation of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders III, and later developing a career as a Pulitzer prize-winning writer.

Fox TV interview:



References:

Charles Krauthammer - Wikipedia http://buff.ly/2lpQ5Gr

What happens when you have lunch with Chuck Norris

"I heard medicine takes Chuck Norris to feel better", and more in this commercial by UnitedHealthcare (US insurance company):



The whole playlist is here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL27D67B7541104930

Plan-based Diet and Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death - by Michael Greger, M.D. (video)

Plan-based Diet and Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death - by Michael Greger, M.D. (video), a lecture and Q&A session at Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca, NY:

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