Quickly throwing away appears to be a general trend – with fatal consequences. Mass production, thoughtless consumption, quick disposal: Our consumption model not only affects the environment, but also ourselves. We are increasingly losing the ability to build stable bonds. Our work also loses its value and dignity if it serves the sole purpose of quick profit and if people become interchangeable links in a production chain. For the psychologist and best-selling author Wolfgang Schmidbauer it is clear: We have to (re)learn and appreciate repairs. They not only save us from having to buy new things, but also radiate positively into our emotional relationships – to objects, but also to others and ourselves.
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