Efficiency demands sacrifice

The deep, dark secret of efficiency is that it is always the result of sacrifice. We sacrifice time with our children for efficient fast-tracked meals. We sacrifice knowledge of the world around us for efficient food and efficient transportation. We sacrifice the lives of other people for efficient clothing and efficient (and cheap!) coffee. We sacrifice the mountains of Appalachia for efficient heat. Efficiency demands sacrifice. Idols always do.n.

Sylvia Keesmaat
“Musings on an inefficient life” in Topology Magazine