I’ve got my hands …

“It is a tragedy of the first magnitude that millions of people have ceased to use their hands as hands. Nature has bestowed upon us this great gift which is our hands. If the craze for machinery methods continues, it is highly likely that a time will come when we shall be so incapacitated and weak that we shall begin to curse ourselves for having forgotten the use of the living machines given to us by God.”
Mahathma Ghandi

Copied over from the website of an excellent young craftsman.

All I can add is hear! hear!

2 thoughts on “I’ve got my hands …

  1. I put this quote on my facebook page. This is yet a very popular sentiment according the the “likes”. I hope we begin to curse ourselves before of our humanity is reduced by the use of machinery to the point that we are beyond the point of regaining our capacity for using our “gifts” or even being aware of the loss. I wonder what other great tragedy would so affect our perceptions.

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