Daily Archives: April 26, 2012

Write By Numbers

“By the age of 10 the average child will use up about 730 crayons. That adds up to about 11 boxes of 64 crayons.” Source: “Crayola Crayons – a love affair” – Bob Borson’s blog “Life of an Architect” Do you remember the first time you stayed inside the lines in your coloring book? How about the first time you completed a paint-by-numbers project that actually resembled the photo on the box? Imagine every aspect of your life having such a simple and well planned set of instructions and boundaries. EVERY aspect. Utopia? I think not. Life like that would be a bit boring, not to mention, a little creepy. It would make Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four” look like Woodstock. In his article “Why Socialists Don’t Believe in Fun” George Orwell wrote: “Nearly all creators of Utopia have resembled the man who has toothache, and therefore thinks happiness consists in not having toothache. They wanted to produce a perfect society by an endless continuation of something that had only been valuable because it was temporary. The wider course … Continue reading

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