It’s Just Stuff — Shawn Blanc

by jfjudah

It’s Just Stuff — Shawn Blanc.

Shawn wrote four of the best paragraphs you’ll read this week. More philosophy and observation than related to type or design, but utterly important.

Regardless what you do, think deeply then live greatly. And if a gadget helps with that goal, good; but I — along with Shawn — don’t think gadgets are ever the final answer to living greatly. That answer must come from somewhere else.

Philosophically, I would say that any value not based in something eternal and good ends up in despair and hopelessness. Wasted time and energy never leads to true joy or fulfillment. And that’s precisely what finding your identity in stuff would be — futile.