- Francesco Amati
- Hamburg, NJ
- United States
Does Anything 'Become' Something?
Does anything 'become' something? Does Winter become Spring? If so, then there would no longer be a Winter. How can anything that becomes something return to what it previously was? If it's in an entity's nature to 'be' what it will 'become', then how can it actually 'become' what it already 'is'?
A butterfly, metaphysically, is a 'being' waiting to 'be'. Its process is the egg > caterpillar > butterfly. A caterpillar can't become anything other than a butterfly. Whether it turns into a butterfly is irrelevant because its only potential is to be a butterfly. Once anything 'becomes' something, it is assumed that what 'anything' becomes, the manifested 'something' never was. If this is the case, then the caterpillar can be something other than a butterfly; however, if that were true, then would the egg pave way for the caterpillar or something else?
The same can be said about an acorn to a tree or a sperm to a baby. Therefore, is the process to 'become' an illusion that physically manifests what anything already is? Is 'to become' the same or different as 'to change'? Is anything 'new' or only 'relative'? Did the chicken come before the egg? Did this post metaphysically exist before it was posted into physical existence?
What say you?