Analogy police.

You are a kid. Which of these would you prefer to hear?

  1. “We’re going to Six Flags for our vacation this year?”
  2. “We are going to the park for our vacation this year. They have such a lovely sandbox.”

So why the heck do we think sandbox is a positive term anyways? Kids play in sandboxes. There is nothing to do in them except move sand around, unless you bring your own toys. No kid I know would pass over a trip to any amusement park over playing in one. Seriously, what adult plays in sandboxes? Even the beach has a purpose and the ocean.

It’s odd that sandbox is supposed to be an original, free-flowing experience, and themepark is often described as dull, linear, and changeless. If anything IRL its the opposite way around.


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