Last night, my eldest daughter was leafing through a real estate magazine. "Are there houses that look the same outside but are different inside?" she asked.
"Probably," I said.
"Imagine if all houses looked the same on the outside?" she continued. "Wouldn't that be creepy?"
I thought it was interesting that this made her feel squeamish... the thought of complete conformity.
And, then I remembered the discussion here yesterday about efficiency. It often relies on conformity— a much-hailed improvement on the "parts" side that made the Industrial Revolution quite successful. (Thanks, Ted G., for reminding me about the IR.)
Yet, conformity is also "creepy" in its way. Why is that?
Blue Noise photo by Sonia.
LINK to this post:
"Don't Conform to Platitudes Against Conformity"