OMG, Amy — this one went too much off into mind, for me — though I do see your perspective, here. Very well stated.
It’s like having a garden — do you plant only one sort of flower, there — or are you after the wild beauty of diversity? We’re all different. Tell ya what, tho — your article has changed my clapping behavior. I generally give 1 to 3 claps, only more if I’m deeply moved, which sometimes happens. But even then, I tend to stop at 10 or 12. Couldn’t imagine 50 — until Now. LOL