Tuesday, 5 October 2010

The Numbers Game

There everywhere. You just can't get away from them. But when did they start to rule our lives?

Not all numbers are create equal it would seem. We give some far greater importance than others. Take the ones that stare back at you from the scales or the labels on your clothes. Or the ones that appear on your bank statement. Or even the ones that tell you how many 'friends' you have online.

When did these numbers change from being a matter of fact to something we allow to define us, and even control our decisions? And why do we see some numbers as 'better' than others?

Playing the game is hard. We want some numbers to be smaller...others to be bigger? Will we ever find the right balance?!

Maybe there's a reason why the things that are most important in life cannot be measured numerically...love, kindness, health, happiness, peace, grace.

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