We live in a world that insists on always having the newest, the latest, and the most expensive item available. Yet even though that’s a message we hear alot, we don’t have to sign up with it. The fact is that there is also a whole line of thought that says that things that are valuable and useful can last for the long term. What’s required is skill, time, respect, and tender loving care of the things we use.
Skill and Maintenance
One area where we see this philosophy at work is in car repairs and maintenance. A car is an expensive, valuable machine that needs a lot of care in order to stay running well. Machine shops that employ skilled mechanics who understand how a car works and how to keep it running are always busy. These shops get phenomenal word of mouth, as well as customers who keep on coming back for years. This is one area of the economy that defies the idea of throwing things away as soon as they are broken.
Another professional area that has a healthy respect for the maintenance and repair of machinery and tools is the dental and medical fields. These professionals require an array of professional tools that must be in optimum shape at all times. These tools are expensive to buy, which is why there are companies that specialize in the repair and and maintenance of these items, which can range from harmonic scalpels to endoscopy cameras and more. Knowing how to clean and repair these types of tools is almost an art, as it’s essential that they be in fine working order before they are ever used on a patient.
It’s good to know that there is still a strong area of our economy that respects the maintenance and care of essential tools. By preserving items that are valuable to the work of a profession, professionals can continue to do their work while passing cost-savings on to their patients and clients, which is a very good thing all around.