Nathan Hall, Aug 02, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Doug Peterson points to this post, authored by Nathan Hall, which points to the importance of the concept of 'value' in our lives. To me, this reinforces how deeply the metaphor of life as commerce has permeated our vocabulary. I prefer to live in an existence (a personal, self-contain, existence, because society won't stand for it) where the concept of 'value' is reserved for its proper place, and where my vocabulary for pleasure, happiness, and the like, is expressed in terms of experiences, immersion and memories. I don't want to bring value to the world; I want to bring that feeling of perfect peace when you are in harmony with your environment to the world.

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