Saturday, July 14, 2018

Don't Make A Habit Of It

Today is Pandemonium Day. It's a celebration of chaos and disorder.  It was created, apparently, to help people who are stuck in a rut--time to try something different, throw caution to the wind.

I would guess that the younger you are, the more you enjoy a little pandemonium. (The word, by the way, comes from Milton's Paradise Lost.)  In fact, when you're just a little kid, pandemonium comes naturally.

As most people get older, they prefer calm, and a sense of order.  Are these the people Pandemonium Day is meant for?

Life often has one trying to establish order among the chaos--some might even claim that's the definition of life.  But have humans done such a good job regimenting things that we need a little less structure?

We do tend to fall into ruts, no doubt.  But isn't this a good thing?  We couldn't function if everything was novel.  You need to get used to things to get through the day.

Speaking of which, how can we have a regular day each year dedicated to anarchy?  Sounds too much like a ritual for it to be true pandemonium.


Blogger New England Guy said...

Another reference to the Star Trek Landru episode

6:33 AM, July 15, 2018  

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