Sorry auto correct, not "money" should be "they" of course.
I remember many years ago, listening to Paul Newman and his wife Joanne Woodward being interviewed. They were asked how they were able to stay married and keep their love alive in the "Hollywood" environment. Paul went on to say that we live in a throw away world, a toaster, washing machine, basically anything that breaks is tossed and a new one replaces it. He then went onto say that when he and Joanne were deciding to marry,money also decided that if their marriage started to break, they would repair it, and that divorce was not an option. This made a strong impression on me, and I have retold this story many times. My husband and I just celebrated our 44th anniversary and even though we have had some rough patches, we fixed what was broken. We also try to fix "stuff" when it is broken, and wish we had a place like Pop-Up Repair close to where we live.
Wonderful old idea, renewed. I remember the village repair shops, the familial attitude of save, repair, repurpose which is nonexistent now. Too bad the flip flopped. Honorable try, though. Awareness of our waste is becoming more "popular," so repairing may too. We donate our castoffs to charities like Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul to recycle and help others rather than the backyard trashcan.
Nature is a perfect example why we should recycle, repair, and reuse. In the sanvanna, no carcass is left unclean to the bone. A forest having humus make from leaves from the cold weather and the bacteria and insects speed the process.Then nutrients go back into the soil for the tree in the forest. When a person gets a cut, the person's body goes into action into repair itself with a scab. The point is that nature do it and why can we. With right planing, this ideology or ideas can be p
kudos to you for pop up repair. My Uncle Mike is an absolute wizard at repairing just about anything. His garage is a treasure trove of bits and pieces of things most folks would toss out with garbage, he uses odds & ends to repair everything from his 25 year old mini van to creating a a zip line from an old elevator cable. thank you for pointing out possibilities! HUG
Good try pop up repairers I empathize with intent and commiserate with the financial doldrums . However if a full cost analysis was done on the fast tech (toys, tools, forced necessities and dependencies) fast food (Faux food) , fast fashion (waste pushers) that race to the bottom wage distortion, depletionary pattern that is creating ever more scarcity and fear in trying to out run it! However if we accept responsibility instead of justifying the evil with good crap (you know that one right?) an entirely new human narrative emerges. The new story understands that our health costs hinge to enviro contamination, which hinges to our patent and privatization methodology (GMOs, twisted incentives) the whole idea of hierarchy, more, as -all of this was made up to satisfy an ideology that no longer rings true. Once past the hurdle of what we are taught to believe, we find an open field of more possibility, more connections, more interactive relationships and this is where we will start to really heal. Evolution? -could be,as those leaps are not accounted for, and as they parallel the QP and creative leaping I would say why not experiment at that level of paradigm change? I am working on one new story, i hope there are others, for this round we have to learn the relationship skills that will help us max all of our exciting, unique potentials and we can only do this-together (has to do with reflection, feedback, 2 heads better, this and more) Imagine the possibilities![Hide Full Comment]