While we should be satisfied with "making do", we should also appreciate that it's human nature to be (sometimes) frivolous.
> Making do is a deeply pragmatic philosophy. It means asking of our things the only question we should ever ask of them: “Can you fulfill your intended use for me?” [....] Taken literally, it simply means making something perform – making it do what it ought to do. [....]
> The challenge, of course, is that making do is at odds with human nature. As products of evolution, we are predisposed to seek novelty, variety and excess; now, we hunt for bargains, not mastodons. [....]
> In other words, to be frivolous is to be human. To aspire to pure pragmatism – to own only necessities – is misguided.
"The life-changing magic of making do" | Benjamin Leszcz | July 13, 2019 | Globe & Mail at https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-the-life-changing-magic-of-making-do/
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