Taking Pride in Meaningful Products

A few quotes from an online rant that sums up nicely what a lot of people think about today’s world when contrasted to the clips of how people lived in the past.

From “Joey vs the World”

“There was almost like this collective pride in being a human-being walking amongst their creations.

Look at the cars now, they suck. Look at the cars from the 60s and 70s, there was character to them.

Spending time to craft something beautiful doesn’t fit into the business plan anymore.

You could see how everything was nice. Everything that was made was extravagant. There was a real craftsmanship to things. Wouldn’t that make you want to dress up?

Take a train now, there’s no character to it. There’s nothing about it where you think oh this was made for a warm loving environment for you.

The craftsmanship that people had back in the day – there’s a pulse and a heartbeat behind it. I guarantee you if you surround yourself with stuff like that, you’ll see what I mean.

I want to surround myself with things that are meaningful that came from an idea that someone is passionate about, someone who made a product that they’re proud of.

I wish we could get back to that.”