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December 28, 2020
Life as documentary #32:
‘Count on me’ as a statement that will generate confidence works in most situations not only because we value numbers as measures of truth, for the certainty they bring, but also because the phrase has only one meaning. For a cliché, it is unusual how this phrase has retained its rock-solid meaning, one that is unwavering and unequivocal. It is also strange that we hold numbers in such high regard as numeric proficiency is low and decreasing. In days where we can easily search and find the answers to everything, numeracy has become a devalued skill.