"economic growth is fueled by things like thrift, honesty and delayed gratification. but when profit and making money become the ultimate, it eats away at delayed gratification, thrift and honesty and destroys the very basis for economic productivity." - daniel bell
this has been giving me a lot to think about over the last couple days. one of the biggest dilemmas for me in making and selling is the fact that i originally started making because i didn't want to buy the things i knew i was capable of making on my own. the shift from making for myself to making for others has been a tricky process - one that i'm still trying to work out. the work, the learning and the repetition is what ends up being gratifying to me. my hands need to work, but it's hard to find the motivation to work that is not driven by the need for more. more stuff, more money, more recognition.