I often lament that we live in a culture that celebrates speed and efficiency, rather than mend, fix, build, do better. If progressed unchecked, we’d soon be moving out of a house each time a light bulb blows.
This modern culture has not served us well, and there is a growing tide of returning to good, old-fashioned values of fixing things rather than looking for a quick solution. All over the US, repair cafes are popping up, where experts help people to fix things.
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Society is a reflection of its people and vice versa. Maybe I am a dreamer, but I hope more people will learn to fix the broken parts in their lives instead of running away. Because ultimately, we can never run away from life. As someone wise once told me, if you cannot find peace as a living being, how could you find it in death?
I am writing an article for Times Education Supplement on teaching young people how to fix things. This is an example of the work done by two students of the British International School Phuket: