Maybe you know this feeling. You get an idea, you start to research it, that takes you tangentially to lots of other sources of inspiration – and quite soon, you have 7 ideas… none of which you’ve drilled down into, or looked at in the harsh light of reality.
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1. We can disagree with them
2. They create an illusion of order in the universe
3. Our wannabe instincts get motivated by them…
4. Or they confirm our prejudices i.e. the Rich (or Greedy) list, the Top Intellectuals ( or Pretentious) list, the Happiness Creators ( or Clearly Deluded) list
5. They reaffirm that Alfred Alder, champion of the inferiority complex has been massively overlooked
6. And that his view that many of us are status obsessed is correct
7. Lists show us feel we can control something….anything!
8. And they make us feel significant: we have stuff to order.
9. 8.5 bloggers out of 10 write list posts constantly and 7.3 out of 10 web surfers read ‘em. List posts provide convergent content in a divergent online context: a path in the forest.
10. Sadly, they can indicate where you’ve gone wrong in life. On the Rich, Intellectual and Happiness Creators lists published last Sunday there is not a single psychologist. Oh dear, stuffed. Time to start the 5 Possible Reinventions list….