Re: Stewart Brand's The Clock of the Long Now

Date: Wed Jan 17 2001 - 13:14:27 MST said:
> It's not even interesting being pretty and strong if everybody is
> pretty and strong.

This says the only reason to want to be strong or pretty is to be stronger
or prettier (or even the strongest or prettiest).

I think that it's worth a lot to be strong or pretty, even if everyone else
is. It think of strength as an aspect of competent and capable.

Pretty just means pleasing to look at, and it's nice to be pleasing to look
at as well as to be surrounded by people who are pleasing to look at. I
hope you don't think we'll all look the same if we can all be good looking.


And I think this one of my .sigs is especially appropriate for this

             C. J. Cherryh, "Invader", on why we visit very old buildings:
                         "A sense of age, of profound truths.  Respect for 
Chris Hibbert        something hands made, that's stood through storms and   wars and time.  It persuades us that things we do may
                                                         last and matter."

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