Saturday, February 24, 2007

"Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance."

Kurt Vonnegut (1922 - )


Blogger Michelle said...

There's no glory in the maintenance work but there is also nothing but decay without it.

Maintenance people are some of the most under-valued individuals on the planet and that is very unfortunate given how vital they actually are.

5:42 PM  
Blogger puggimer said...

mWhat is interesting to me is that this is reflected in so many levels of our lives. Take relationships - they are so exciting and new at the start when we are building them - yet how many of them suffer and die because we no longer take the time to maintain them - taking them for granted until they are gone?

6:37 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

I think that's because when we "build" we tap into our creativity & that's alway fun, and because we feel a sense of accomplishment with the result.
Whereas maintenance feels like it's never ending & unfortunately mundane.

Maybe "we" need to think differently about maintaining what we've built.

God Bless the maintenance people.

2:04 AM  
Anonymous Nelson said...

i think that this means if you set goals, they won't just happen. You have to make them happen.

3:06 PM  

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