For architecture, the result is visibly obvious; we prioritise quarterly profit (to capture 'value' and survive in this fiat environment) at the expense of enduring beauty, which takes more time, consideration and effort to create. Consider the shoddy, uninspiring landscapes that developers have thrown up for the last 40+ years, all in the name of the quick sale. And now contrast with some of the Art Deco masterpieces that we still revere decades later. Is it just coincidence that the 1920s represented the last hoorah of the gold standard, and the start of our path towards flimsy money?
Don't Be Alarmed
April 19, 2021
I consider each demolition of prior creation as a sign that my skills are turbo charging. An internal proof of work, you may say. My perspective shifts. I revaluate what is possible. And I up my game. The process has its strains and stresses, but show me something worthwhile that is eazy breezy. It does not exist.
Friday Reflections, Volume V
April 9, 2021
And what of these fancy new topics? Well, Monday Mindset kick starts the week with some psychological insights, expressed via my life experience. Wednesday Macro sharpens my understanding; I explore the world by writing about it. Friday Musings will be some wacky roundup of the week.
April 6, 2021
So what to do? Bring a little rhythm into your life! For me, it ain't about the big things. I don't mean meeting regularly with friends, playing 5-a-side etc. If anything, that can add to the stress. I hate having other commitments when I have no rhythm.
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Enjoy The Process
February 15, 2020
In a nutshell, I had never thought about the process of my work. I had never thought about the joy that can come from 'doing'.
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