Day 44: Build

What is it about working with our hands that brings us that feeling of purpose and satisfaction?⁣

⁣Most of us no longer make things, but buy them instead; we no longer fix things, but replace them. We are more dependent and passive, and have lost some of our connection with the physical world.⁣

Manual work gives you a sense of autonomy and responsibility for your work, and for the material world. Craftspeople, sportspeople and musicians talk about entering into a flow state.⁣

Or maybe it’s just being able to say at the end of the day, “Look, there. That’s what I did, and it’s going to last.”

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