Bricks or stones?
As you look around any college campus you see many bricks, and they are a wonderful building material in construction and architecture.
However, bricks are also a metaphor for sameness, lack of individuality, and commonness.
Bricks are made in a mold, and heated to create an identical building material that lacks individuality. Bricks are symbolic of pressure, systems, and structures that conform individuals to specific behaviors, ideologies and perspectives. Common Core programs in schools, government over-regulation, media bias, religious dogmas, and political correct standards are forces that can mold and conform us into bricks. Faced with these forces and pressures that seem to be the accepted social norms, we can stop thinking, stop questioning, stop reasoning, and stop trying. We risk becoming what others want us to be, think and believe, rather than what we are designed to be, and know to be right and true.