How Designers Destroyed the World

TLDW is that we are responsible for everything we put into the world, and think hard about what we make and what impact it has on those around us. This way of thinking about things really resonates with me. I like to think that the real afterlife is the legacy you leave behind. It’s how your kids, grand kids, and so on remember you, what you did, and what you stood for. I just hope that I put more good than bad into the world.

And I wonder when we broke everything so thoroughly

Every night, homeless people construct their nightly shelters outside the Quaker meeting house. Quakers will not make you leave. And have a high level of empathy. A few weeks ago I was walking home and there was a woman, a homeless woman, setting up a space. She’d unrolled a rug. And a chair. And a toy stove. The big chunky plastic ones kids play with. And that’s when I noticed the kid. A girl. About five or six years old. And realized her mother was setting up a space for the girl to feel at home.

via The Pastry Box Project | 18 December 2013, baked by Mike Monteiro.