13 October, 2009

I'm only 17 pages in and I can tell that this is going to be a pivotal book in this hungry season of my life.

"The satisfaction of manifesting oneself concretely in the world through manual competence have been known to make a man quiet and easy. They seem to relieve him of the felt need to offer chattering interpretations of himself to vindicate his worth. He can simply point: the building stands, the car now runs, the lights are on. Boasting is what a boy does, because he has no real effect in the world."

- p. 15, Shop Class as Soulcraft, Matthew B. Crawford

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