--Why are there so many different kinds of plugs? Wouldn't it be easier if we all used the same kind of plug?Good luck with that, kid.
--Well, I suppose that when people started using plugs, different nations hit upon different systems. There wasn't as much travel in those days so it wasn't a problem. It became a problem only when people started to do a lot of traveling, like we do. But by then, every country had a lot invested in its own system, and nobody wanted to go to the expense of changing.
I mean, maybe you could think of it like language. People started speaking different languages. When people live apart, it isn't a problem,. It's only a problem when they come together and find they can't understand each other. Do you think we all ought to speak the same language?
--(After much thought). Well, I don't think anybody ought to have to give up his or her language. But I do want people to understand each other. So I guess what I want is for everybody to speak all languages.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
An End to World Conflict
Conversation with the young one. She speaks first: