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Everything is Awesome

Just this past Christmas, my aunt gave me this book called The Bread Baker's Apprentice by Peter Reinhart. He's got a TED talk here. Anyway, in this book (that I've admittedly not yet finished), Reinhart articulates both practical and more philosophical aspects of bread baking. He talks about it incredibly passionately, as if it were the only thing in the world worth caring for. That is, he sounds kind of like a douche. But then again, anybody who feels passionately is at risk of sounding like a douche. They've found something in this world makes life worth waking up for and zoned in on it at the expense of everything else. To the normal person, bread is probably something people take for granted. But for Reinhart, it's an entirely new universe.

A while back, this got me thinking, almost everything in your life, someone/some people dedicated an extraordinary amount of time in producing it. Take for example, a smartphone. It involves plastics, power generation/transm…