I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

Productivity in Academia – An Interview with Dezene Huber

The Weekly Review has an inter­est­ing inter­view with a guy called Dezene Huber. I was par­tic­u­larly struck with the para­graph quoted below in regard to Dezene’s and his fam­ily’s approach to life.

Sat­is­fac­tion means that we don’t try to make mater­i­al pos­ses­sions the source of our joy. Rather, the things that we already have and that mainly can­not be priced – God, fam­ily, friends, nature, and exper­i­ences – rep­res­ent the true found­a­tion of our lives. Bey­ond that, we live in thank­ful­ness for food, shel­ter, and cloth­ing and our good for­tune to live in a free coun­try of oppor­tun­ity. If every gizmo and gad­get that we own would sud­denly be taken away, our lives would be a bit more chal­len­ging and a bit quieter – but, would that be such a bad thing?

Some­thing I believe we should all take on board and con­sider next time we want that new iPhone.