I think we need more people making new things.
This may run contrary to the new world economy. Sure, we currently live in a world of abundance, where we own too many things and we continue to buy new ones. Most of those things then go unused. Along with that, more than ever, we’re in debt - and continuing to acquire newer and shinier things. Which gets us into more debt. I get it.
I still think we need to make new things. The only caveat its that we need to make better things.
We don’t need things to fill the walmarts and the costco’s. We need to get more human. We need more people creating better solutions by making new and better things. We need real people being responsible. People who understand the current state of our resources. People who believe in product longevity. People who believe in rules of good design.
Those new things need to replace all the current things. We don’t need dispensable clothing - we need clothing that will last and stay timeless through the time that you own it. We don’t need a new toaster because it looks nice - we need a toaster that will last for 40+ years and be versatile enough to adapt to different living situations. If we begin to think this way, we begin to solve problems for the long term. We’ll begin to create better things.
And the hope is that the better things replace the dispensable things. The hope is that we get to act more human and think more human. It won’t be about companies, but about individuals being responsible.
So yeah - we need more responsible people thinking about and making better things. Otherwise, we’ll eventually be buried in disposable garbage.
Dmitry N. Rusakov
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