Unique vs the ordinary
Muse #268 - its the difference that sets things apart
Occasionally I truly enjoy some of the odd things that I end up reading. And one of those odd things that I enjoyed was a story that the city of Christchurch in New Zealand had a Wizard for the city for over 23 years and he had been just fired recently from his position. A Wizard. A cool idea indeed.
And, then I thought about the firing - “What a shame?” - the list of the unique things in a city is what defines the character of a city - and what a marvelous opportunity lost for just $16,000 per year. “What a real shame?”
I love to travel except for the last two years when the pandemic has put a brake on my ambitions. When you travel to various places it is the uniqueness of the place that you enjoy rather than the commonalities that you see everywhere around or in several of the locations.
And many cities have started copying each other. I loved the London Eye by the Thames - but not so much the clones in Los Angeles or Singapore or other locations where they are popping up. I don’t go to Las Vegas to see the Taj Mahal or the model Eiffel Tower. You get where I am going with this.
So there is certainly value in staying unique, the more unique and differentiated one is, the better they are remembered for it. Wouldn’t you agree?
Council to stop paying The Wizard $16,000 a year after 23 years on the payroll - https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/126624095/council-to-stop-paying-the-wizard-16000-a-year-after-23-years-on-the-payroll