When commodities break, they are easily replaced. When you break a chair, you buy another chair. We know well how to make one thousand chairs. They sit in boxes, lining the warehouses, ready for two-day shipping.
But when the unique breaks, we might mend.
@neauoire Reminds me of something I heard today:
If you view capitalism as a thing people do rather than a god people serve you fail to understand why we let the machines we shape shape us
@neauoire It's a little long-winded but I essentially agree in that I find it a useful narrative framing.
@neauoire I think faith is another way of saying collective narrative. Narratives become gods when people put technologies, laws, and institutions in place to uphold them. Then they seem to have a mind of their own
Reminds me of all the pieces of furniture we had at my parents' in the country I used to live in. At the time they would ask a carpenter to make them because that's how things were done.
No one does that anymore now.
Revel in the marvels of the universe. We are a collective of forward-thinking individuals who strive to better ourselves and our surroundings through constant creation. We express ourselves through music, art, games, and writing. We also put great value in play. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.