Saturday, September 10, 1977

How we make numbers important is very strange. If a person has nine things that are important to him, and then acquires the tenth one, this seems to be much more important than the transition from eight to nine or even ten to eleven. It is even more so with 99 to 100, or 999 to 1000. When our country celebrated its 200th anniversary, it was a great big deal, just because of the number. Now on the 201st anniversary we barely heard about it, even though we have been around longer. We must be turned on by zeros.