Variety Is The Spice of Life

This article was first created on the 5th of August, 2015 and last updated on the 26th of April, 2016 by Patrick Carpen.

Have you admired a rainbow as it stretched across the sky? Beautiful, isn’t it? The rainbow is made up of not one, but seven colors. Try to imagine what a rainbow would have looked like if it only had one color! It wouldn’t have been much to look at? Boring…don’t you think?

Can you imagine a life of waking up to eating only eggs and toast everyday for the rest of your life? That life may very well be called a life of hell! And what if all the flowers in the world were only one color? That just wouldn’t be so much fun would it? And imagine a world where there is only one sport. I could go on and on….

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The rainbow is made of seven colors, but these seven colors could be mixed to produce an almost infinite variety of colors. Eating one particular food everyday will not only be distasteful to your mouth, it will make you sick, and perhaps even dead! That is because the various foods each come with their own special set of nutrients which needs to mix with others to function best. The most beautiful flower garden is not one with only one type of flower trees, but one with a variety of flowers.

Have you ever tried doing the same thing over and over everyday for years? You would definitely need a holiday or risk going crazy. It is for these reasons we as humans understand and accept that “variety is the spice of life”.

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People who work in highly industrialized environments tend to long for a get-away to a natural scenery. And people who spent their whole lives in a natural scenery may often desire a change too. This is one of the reasons why tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. People are starting to capitalize on these facts: variety is the spice of life AND people need change.

Often, a family may strive to achieve a particular lifestyle, but when they get there, they find that their children long for something different. Perhaps something they consider “in the past!”

Variety in life even extends to the world of dating and romance. Different people from different parts of the world have different ideas of masculine and feminine beauty. They admire different things and often search for varying traits and qualities when looking for a romantic partner.

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