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A Man Who Has Nothing In Particular To Recommend Him Discusses All Sorts of Subjects at Random as Though He Knew Everything

Make Something; Of Yourself

artefact, artifact [ˈɑːtɪˌfækt]
1. something made or given shape by man, such as a tool or a work of art, esp an object of archaeological interest

What a hunger people have to produce artefacts. Right now they don’t know how. They don’t even know how to know how. They’ve been robbed of man’s birthright to produce real, tangible things. They’ve had it drilled into their heads that producing things is destructive. But people are people, and they want it. They need it. I sense it, that longing.

I’ve never done much of anything else, myself. I am weary from it. But I can’t stop.

video from: Tomfoolery and Japery

3 Responses

  1. I think people have been convinced that they shouldn't bother making anything unless it has a value on the commercial market. That kind of creating is nice (and, indeed, necessary if one wants to make a living at it, eh?) but making something that is just for you or something that gives pleasure…or will in the future… to someone else has a different value. I see it as a legacy. For some of us, it may be the only thing remaining that tells someone we have been here.

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