I moved house, and laughed with one of the movers. He said that you can say a lot about someone according to the way the cardboard boxes are sealed.
Pattern : this summer, in a few houses, I watched the way the cutlery was placed on each side of the plates.
I’m a constructivist, therefore : as I know people need forks and knives and spoons near their plate, I effing don’t care if there are “rules” for where I put cutlery.
In the contrary : if your boxes are a mess, there will be moved as well – there are no rules here. But beware of what you’ll find at the end !
I could name this article “the constructivists”. We are people who construct (decide) of many aspects of reality. Call us the pragmatics, or the practical, or rules questioners/deciders : as soon as the cutlery is “there”, you don’t have to follow cutlery “rules”.
We have here an interesting language thing between French and English. The world “Acquis”, in French (the past participle of “Acquérir”, but also and adjective and a noun), is the same for MANY of your English words, who are nested, layered :
- Benefit, asset, knowledge, gain, laurels, acknowledged, assured, recognized, won over to, as read, established…
The question dancing around is this one : what is assured and established… and shouldn’t be? Can we examine “rules” of life, and decide it’s useless, or more : stupid?
Cardboard boxes well sealed are perfect : they don’t crash themselves in the truck. Perfectly aligned cutlery is great if you have 4 forks and 7 knives and 5 spoons (boring dinner), but not for family snacks. And do we absolutely have to iron the bed sheets?
What do we “HAVE TO” do that we… don’t have to do?
What do we “HAVE TO” do that we… should do?
Should I become a rules questioner today? Where? Why?
Perfection seeking, the absolutely followed rules, the straight lines everywhere, what do they say about him, her, you, them?
Is it a progress not to believe?
Why is it such a pleasure so see cracks in the concrete, or little grasshoppers, or two daisies fighting for their way near the white perfect walls of clean suburbs like this one?
Will nature win always?
(yes she will)
Have a nice day!