Build heirloom pieces

The movie lesson today encourages us to build heirloom pieces.

This short film spoke volumes to me as I continue to ponder living a better story. Technology, trends and fads make it easy to make something that is short-term. Like a roman candle it’s bright and remarkable, but rarely lasts more than 144 characters of fame. I’m not trying to devalue anyone’s creativity or hard work. Jory Bringham reminds me that thinking about the value of the work we do over a lifetime is worth doing.

Building an heirloom is about creating things that people appreciate and build memories around. Doing this kind of work is exciting to me. But I also wonder, is that possible in the digital world? Jory’s furniture is physical and organic. But software? Google, Amazon and Microsoft seem to have built something that will last. I’m still not sure. What do you think?

I hope you take a six minutes to watch and think about building something that will last generations vs. something “disposable.”

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