We all know that sequences matter. Most things need to be done in a particular, sensible order – one that gets the desired results. If things are done or even thought about in the wrong order, some major messes can happen. Take, for example, a recipe for a tasty cake. It tells you to mix some eggs with a list of other ingredients, then bake the mixture. But what if you bake just the eggs first, then mix them with the other ingredients. You won’t get a cake, you’ll get a mess no one wants to eat. Learning is no different – to learn successfully, you usually have to follow a sensible sequence.
On the other hand, sorting, categorizing and arranging things can be hard. Sometimes it may seem impossible if the things you’re trying to sort don’t have any clearly defined common properties or categories. For example, scientists are still debating whether certain species should be categorized as plants, or as animals. In a case like that, sorting and sequencing may very well be unnecessary.
In the process of writing on this site, I quickly discovered the last situation above – it is unnecessary to sort things carefully or arrange them in a particular order – applied to the ideas I wanted to present. So here it is quite messy. Articles jump from topic to topic – like from accounting to philosophy to finance to storytelling and then to statistics. All with the noble goal of exploring wealth-knowledge.
<ul> is far more better than <ol>
Some questions for you:
- Is your home library well ordered?
- Are your computer files well ordered?
- Have you seen the movie Memento?