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In this state I came to a realization--
People use things, not as they were designed, but with no other purpose in mind.
A ball cap, created as a way to keep the sun (or the rain) out of your eyes, now gets twisted to the side, accomplishing neither. Pants don't cover undergarments anymore. Shoelaces don't tie. Language past, present, and future tenses are getting so misused that I'm beginning to wonder how many years of abuse form a new reality.
I'm all for the creativity of using things in new ways, to a new purpose, but I miss the point of using things in a different way, with no intended purpose.
Are we entering a new reality of purposelessness?