Stripped of opportunites for wonder, gratitude and guilt

Bunnie Huang quotes a bit from an All Things Considered airing of some of Alain De Botton’s The Enlightening Bridge Between Art and Work:

“Two centuries ago, our forebears would have known the precise history and source of almost every one of the limited number of things they ate and owned. They would have been familiar with the pig, the carpenter, the weaver, the loom and the dairymaid. The range of items available for purchase may have grown exponentially since then, but our understanding of their genesis has grown ever more obscure. We are now as imaginatively disconnected from the production and distribution of our goods as we are practically in reach of them, a process of alienation which has stripped us of opportunities for wonder, gratitude and guilt.”

That’s some good Maker stuff right there.     (Via boingboing)

Author: Father Silouan Thompson

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