Colors and numbers
By the time you’re six years old, you can count to infinity. Whatever number someone says, you will know a higher one.
The same is not true for listing colors. Most of us can’t even do all 64 Crayolas, and it takes real effort to keep adding one more to the list.
That’s a form of poetry. Identifying ways to comment on beauty. Seeking creativity when there is no obvious right answer.
There’s always going to be someone who will pay you (a little) to add one more to a running total. But the non-linear act of invention and magic is far more valuable.