so why do people do this?

Charles A. Smith (11casmith@BSUVC.BSU.EDU)
Thu, 22 Jun 1995 20:00:23 -0500

vance geiger states:
"All this activity produces is symbols and a lot of non-productive
(in a material sense) human behavior."

Most likely I am stepping on the obvious, but why restrict production to
the strictly material. The production and creation etc of symbols
is significant if for no other reason than that people live and die
by them. Symbols may not produce any food or material items, at least
not directly, but people all over the world seem ready to kill or be killed
for such concepts as law and order, decidedly symbolic influences.

As for why people do this.

I have no idea, but I do want to at least try to get a grip on what
symbols have meaning for some group of people.

Now the trick is to be able to tell the rest of you what those symbols
mean to that group of people.