Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Blue, Green, Red, Yellow

Caring Honesty Respect Responsibility--quick, which one goes with which color?

8 comments:

Julia said...

Yellow, Red, Blue, Green?
I dunno. Is there a correct answer?

S. said...

Oddly, yes, there is. I think to say more would give it away, however.

Magpie said...

Hmm...that's a head-scratcher. No matches make sense to me.

elswhere said...

Okay. Caring is green, honesty is definitely blue, but respect and responsibility have me stumped--I can't map either of them to yellow. Wait. Well, responsibility might be yellow. Which makes respect red, which doesn't seem right somehow.

But these are all highly impressionistic, not based on any system, so I doubt they're correct.

I can tell you without any doubt, though, that Language Arts is red, Math is blue, Social Studies is yellow or orange, and Science is green. I never could figure out what color French was; French just got the leftovers. As did Health, during the half a year when we had to have notebooks for that.

E. said...

Sadly, everything seems to map to blue for me. Except maybe responsibility, which would be yellow. And (ironically?) red is strongly not mappable to any of these four. For me.

S. said...

Elswhere, A. said honesty was blue, too: true blue, I guess.

I think I kept my synaesthetic color associations in my head, rather than in my notebook: I used a three-ring binder and the tabs were already set to specific colors depending on how far down the edge of the page they were.

E., maybe everything is blue because it's winter now?

So here's the thing: those are the elements of character that the YMCA wants to build. After months of going to the Y, I have realized that they are always printed in, or on, the same colors. Red is caring, blue is honesty, yellow is respect, and green is responsibility.

elswhere said...

Yellow is respect?? Now, that's just weird. Orange, maybe--maybe!--but not yellow.

(un)relaxeddad said...

I had yellow down as honesty and blue as respect. Red was caring and green was responsibility. Almost right!