I think that in the course of building nearly every major temple and palace in ancient China, a conversation like this took place.
Architect: “It looks great, but there’s something missing.”
Lead foreman: “What is it boss?”
Architect: “I just can’t put my finger on it … .”
Lead foreman: “Bigger Lions? Higher walls to keep the bad guys out?”
Architect: “No, that’s not it … I know! More stairs! We need more stairs. Immediately assemble 100 of your fastest working men and add an additional 1,000 stairs to every entrance of this temple.”
Lead foreman: (Sigh). Yes sir. Continue reading