If A World Lacks Color

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Most people may never have thought about what a colorful world we are living in, and few may have ever given a thought to how a world without color would be. This is because everyone with visual ability was born into a world full of colors.

Generally, a colorless world would be thought of as having no color except black, white and grey shades. Imagine that all of a sudden, everything loses its colors. In such a situation, everything would mix with his surroundings and it would become impossible to distinguish one object from another. For a person, it would be quite difficult to live, even for a short time, in such a colorless world impossible to well describe.

In the world without color, man's communication with the outside world, the proper functioning of his memory and his brain's fulfillment of its learning functions will be greatly disturbed. Humans can develop appropriate connections between events and places, or between people and objects only through their external appearances and colors.

Neither hearing nor touching alone suffices to define objects. For humans, the external world can means something only when it is seen as a whole with its colors.

Besides the difficulty to Identify objects and our surroundings when lack of diversity of colors, people's taste of beauty and pleasure will also be twisted. The perfect harmony of color in nature gives the human soul great pleasure. In order to see this harmony and derive pleasure from every detail of it, man has been equipped with a pair of eyes, which have a very special design. In the world of animate beings, human eyes become most functional and can perceive colors in their subtlest details, so much so that human eyes are sensitive to millions of colors. However, in a colorless world,