Story of Colors

@OneOfMany (12423)
United States
February 9, 2016 5:28pm CST
Once there was a boy with violet hair, orange eyes and a passion for nature. He loved to play in the fields of red grass under the vast orange sky. Or he would lay out and stare at the fluffy black clouds and try to compare them to a familiar image. He was very happy with nature and the selection of colors it offered him. The boy was raised by his father with all the traditional information about the world, with the exception of its colors. He made a book of colors and told his son that they were the real colors in the world. He also told him that the world was full of liars and deceitful people that wanted to mislead him and guide him down a path that wasn't as he was taught. "They will lie to you about the colors, because they like to insist that they know the correct colors. You mustn't listen to them, because the colors I have taught you are the only colors you need to know," said his father. The boy, who was very trusting believed his father. There was no reason to lie to him. In the world, the boy found that people were liars like his father said, and ridiculed his book of colors. In time the boy decided that only he could save the young from the lies of the world, and taught many the truth of the colors. They all learned to fear the liars and love the colors. And so they spread the word of colors to others. Many didn't believe, but eventually there were so many that they began to doubt the colors they thought were correct. Two thousand years later, after much hardship and struggle, the color sect operated in a large portion of the world, and were always trying to convince everyone else that only they knew the truth, and that their colors were the correct ones. To think it all started with one father and his son. The end. Sound silly? It's amazing, but that model is frequently used and just like those that whole-heatedly believe the wrong colors to be right, there are plenty in this world that believe that the book they hold valuable to them is the only source of truth. Moral of the story? Don't be afraid to open your mind to possibility, and don't believe everything you read to be true.
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@Jessicalynnt (47872)
• Centralia, Missouri
10 Feb 16
loved the allegory
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@OneOfMany (12423)
• United States
10 Feb 16
Can you tell I had someone trying to convince me that the colors were something else tonight? That's what spurred this whole thing.
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• Centralia, Missouri
10 Feb 16
@OneOfMany I remember looking at the sky once, and wondering if what I saw as blue, if someone else didnt see as green.
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@OneOfMany (12423)
• United States
10 Feb 16
@Jessicalynnt From what I heard from someone else they heard that science was convinced people didn't see blue for a long time, because it's not mentioned in history at all. It makes you wonder what color it might have been.
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@amadeo (65962)
• United States
9 Feb 16
thank you for sharing.Interesting story there
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@OneOfMany (12423)
• United States
9 Feb 16
Thank you. I thought it up while I was away from the computer earlier. I had to look up what colors were opposite from one another to make sure I had it right!
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11 Feb 16
I could not agree more.
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@OneOfMany (12423)
• United States
11 Feb 16
I'm glad you liked it then, :)
10 Feb 16
I really would like to meet a boy with violet hair and orange eyes! :p
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@OneOfMany (12423)
• United States
10 Feb 16
Well in our view of the world he'd be another blonde haired, blue eyed boy, but if those were his actual colors it would be impressive!
@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
10 Feb 16
Apparently just how we see the world depends partly on our culture. Like the point about the pedants who think they and their set know it all!
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