Posted by R. Berg on October 18, 2002
In Reply to: The more things change the more they are the same posted by Adrian on October 18, 2002
: : Hi
: : I have a question about this quote by Alphonse Karr.
: : "The more things change the more they are the same"
: : I want to know what this really mean about change?
: : If you know what it really means could you please give me some explanation whats really saying about change.
: : thanks
: It's more to do with life than either changing or not changing. We think life's all about change, but this phrase is said when things do not.
People sometimes repeat Karr's remark to make the point that a change that might have been expected to be radical hasn't left the world so different after all. A new government is elected on its promises to clean up the corruption that marred the previous government, and pretty soon the new government turns out to have the same kinds of problems the old one had. A "new style" in clothing fashions amounts to a return to the styles of 40 years ago.