This is my web scrapbook, where I collect all sorts of interesting and beautiful bits I come across, mostly online.
“The division of labor leads to absurdities when applied to human needs. Thus we build old-age facilities where everyone is older than 75. It is easier to deliver assistive services in these places, but they don’t facilitate the cross-generational relationships that are vital to health and happiness. We sequester adolescent children from older and younger students. We remove disabled people from mainstream society. Old age homes, middle schools, and institutions for the disabled treat people as if they were pins, to be processed as efficiently as possible. Today we consider these structures to be normal, but as Gandhi said, we shouldn’t confuse what is habitual from what is normal.”
David Bornstein and Susan Davis, in Social Entrepreneurship