15/02/2012

The Craftsman

...It's certainly possible to get by in life without dedication. The craftman represents the special human condition of being engaged...

..Various studies show that as skill progresses, it becomes more problem-attuned, like the lab technician worrying about procedure, whereas people with primitive levels of skill struggle more exclusively on getting things to work. At its higher reaches, technique is no longer a mechanical activity; people can feel fully and think deeply what they are doing once they do it well...

Extracts from The Craftsman by Richard Sennett