Every now and then it’s nice to step back from organizing the DVD collection and making the refrigerator user-friendly so we can reflect on why we like being organized in the first place. I can give reasons on this topic until I’m blue in the face. As I do that often enough, today I thought I’d share a few others’ thoughts on this lovely topic:
- “Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it’s not all mixed up.” — Attributed to A.A. Milne, English author and creator of Winnie-the-Pooh
- “The trouble with organizing a thing is that pretty soon folks get to paying more attention to the organization than to what they’ve organized for.” — Attributed to Laura Ingalls Wilder, the American author who wrote Little House on the Prairie.
- “The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” — Attributed to Hans Hoffman, a 20th century abstract expressionist painter.
- “We adore chaos because we love to produce order.” — Attributed to M.C. Escher, a Dutch artist known for his precise woodcuts.
- “Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.” — Attributed to Pearl S. Buck, a 20th century American writer.
Why do you like being organized? Share your thoughts with us!