We’ve all said, or at least heard that, “they don’t build ’em like they used to.” In many cases, that is completely true. Products today often have a ‘planned obsolescence,’ meaning they things are meant to breakdown so that they must be replaced.
In days gone by, things were build to last. Today people are too poor to buy high quality items, people used to be too poor to waste money on cheap items.
This house pictured is called Grassmere, it was built in the early 1800’s. It has survived droughts, storms, the Civil War, financial problems, and recently… The Nashville Floods. It is around 90% original, a very impressive feat.
One thing that we need to remember, is that we are built to last. We’re not built to be replaced. Grow, improve, become more than we are… Yes, but not replaced.
Like any well built item, we have a purpose; Something we are designed to do. We are also not easily broken. We can last. We can succeed, we can persevere.