Why do we care when we hit milestones?
Life is too monotonous. Time flies by if you aren’t careful. The last 10 years for me has been a blur. It seems the older I get, the quicker time goes by. We need markers to keep our minds punctuated. We can’t just have a long giant flow of time. We need spots where we can segment and organize our thoughts.
Why do we care when the odometer goes from 99,999 to 100,000 miles? Why is the 50th wedding anniversary more significant than the 52nd? What is it about simple numbers like 10, 50, 100, 1000? Are they easier to remember? Easier to think about.
We are all driven by hard-wired emotional responses. There is no such thing as “irrational behavior”. Given our points of view, we act and decide based on what we know and believe. Each person believes they are acting rationally all the time, even when we do irrational things, like make a big deal about the 1000th post.
And they all rejoiced. yaaaaay.
Ok, well, the obligatory nostalgic review: Commadot.com has always made me happy. It’s an easy outlet for my imagination and need to write down what I think. I really hope I have written things here that help people create better software or lead better lives or just laugh or take a moment to think. Something other than letting time fly by.
This blog is for a lot of reasons. I’m not trying to become a professional blogger. I hope I continue to enjoy it for the next 1000. I hope you enjoy at least a few of the next 1000 too.