Building

“As the shared world we have falls and brakes, as we have less to share in, we all want to build our own little world where we can curate something that brings us joy. This is a privilege that the privileged indulge in. For those who can’t build a mansion or a paradise, they escape into phones and television and drink and desperation. The gifts that capitalism gives out get smaller, the little worlds it gives us to exist in shrinking both in their scale and actual pleasure, but expanding in their ability to manipulate and stimulate. So we keep building, building these little worlds, being little kings and queens of our little dominions. And allowing others too tear apart that which we should have owned all along.”

Martina Bon Dolenca

So many of us build.

We buy our stuff. We buy the hot new things. If it is some Xbox games console that’ll make the nights your buddies come round even better, if it is some DIY kitchen that will make all your dinner parties fly of with more glamour than ever before.

But don’t. It’s your responsibility not to divest from the bigger world, stay present, stay participating, because some people cannot escape it, and they need your help.