KEW Episode 30: Quality

I became sort of obsessed with the idea of quality after reading Robert Pirsig’s ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’. Not that it matters but at one time this was the best selling philosophy book in the world. Which is kind of weird because it’s really just a story about a guy who goes ‘crazy’ trying to define what quality is.

I’m not trying to drive myself or anyone else crazy, but I think the concept of quality deserves a bit more attention. Mostly because many people confuse quality with ‘opinion’. 

Think about it. What makes one thing better than another thing? Price? Materials? Durability?  Can you even really tell? Do you understand how to, or have the resources to really assess an items’ (or idea, emotion, etc.) quality? What makes one beer better than another beer? Or phone? Or TV? Vehicle? Think about this and I think you’ll see how easily our opinions cloud our ability to really *see* an item or thought for what it is, rather than for what it does to/for us.

Here I argue that semantics matter and that quality and opinion or different things. I hope you find it useful. Thank you for your curiosity.

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