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“The Lure Of Lists”

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In a previous post, Why I Write “The Best…” Lists — And Their Future, I shared a New York Times essay essay on the topic of…lists — titled “The Joy Of Lists”.” In it, Arthur Krystal wrote:

“….there is something reassuring about a list, a precision and formality that makes us think we’ve got a handle on things. Isn’t every list in reality a ceremonial flourish against amnesia and chaos?”

Now, here’s another similar article titled “The Lure Of Lists.” The author of this pieces lists several reasons why lists are attractive, including:

They fight a rigorous holding action in the battle against cultural entropy and chaos.

Wow, I thought I was just trying to make things a little easier to find. But both these writers suggest that I am in reality a warrior fighting against chaos.

My parents would be proud :)

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