Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Don’t throw the baby away with the bathwater. Be carful that in the name of progress or expediency we don’t get red of things to quickly. Just because there is a better or cheaper way does not mean that what it’s replacing is no longer needed. In the rush to do things faster, cheaper, and easier let us not throw away completely what we are replacing. Once something is gone, it’s gone for good.

As the pace of progress increases the everyday things we take for granted seem to disappear faster and faster. Be it a tool, a toy, or an integral part needed to repair or replace some thing we have come to take for granted. If it is no longer made or made differently because it’s cheaper or easier than the way things used to be there is no way to tell what the result might be.

It could be anything from empty “box stores” left abandoned as whole new buildings rise up else where to make them super stores, to the disappearance of pay phones. We rush off in pursuit of that which is shiny and new and fail to realize that old does not always mean outmoded.

If it’s not broke don’t fix it. Keep it simple, the more complicated a thing is the more there is to go wrong and harder (and expensive) it is to fix.