Customize towards what ends, that is when do you know to stop modifying it or do you keep modifying it indefinitely?
For example with cars, what is the end goal? To keep customizing it indefinitely? That is to keep buying new parts for it, removing old parts, upgrading old parts, and changing up the color of your car and the rims of your car? Then once you get bored of your car, to trade it in and buy something new?
Construction and destruction
It seems that us as artists and children, we love to construct, but we also love to destruct. for example, we love to construct Lego towers, but we also get insane joy from breaking it apart. End it seems that the joy of the child is to continually construct and deconstruct Legos. And as every person who has grown up with Legos knows, the joy of Legos is the active construction phase of it, not the end product. Because once it’s done, gets boring.
Why do we keep renovating our homes?
Should we keep renovating our homes? or is the goal to create a perfect design, and just own it for the rest of our lives?
clothes and fashion
Similarly speaking, is a goal for us to just keep indefinitely buying new clothes, and either throwing away what is older, donating what is old, or letting it all accumulate in the closet?
Why I love photography
I love photography because it is reusable, especially digital photography.
I remember as a kid, it was so weird that the disposable film cameras could only be used once. I wondered why can’t we just take it apart, and add a new roll of film inside?
In praise of electric cars
Every time I go to the gas station and add gasoline to my car, it feels stupid. We are in the year 2021, where we recharge our cell phones every single day, shouldn’t our cars be the same?
This is the huge innovation of SpaceX, the reusable rocket. perhaps the future of innovation will revolve around reusing things. Or “upcycling” things.