When I think about the interplay between desire, transaction, and exchange of value in both the tangible and intangible realms, I can’t help but feel amazed.
I wonder – How often do people consider this interplay and the importance of the intangible?
It would be excellent if this blog post sparks meaningful dialogue on this subject.
To me, it seems as though intangibles are the true drivers of human development and progress.
From concepts and ideas to emotions and experiences, these elusive entities shape our world in profound ways.
However, despite their significance, the interplay between intangibles, our desires, and our transactions rarely occupies center stage in our minds. Instead, we find ourselves ensnared by the tangible things that fill our lives and dominate our thoughts.
In truth, I’ve yet to meet someone who doesn’t desire tangible things – real, concrete objects that we can see, touch, and possess. This longing spans a broad spectrum, from those who adhere to minimalist lifestyles, shunning excess and embracing simplicity, to those who, perhaps tragically, pursue material wealth to the point of misery.
But what about the pursuit and embracing of intangibles?
The extent to which people consider intangibles remains a mystery to me. Everything around us, from our possessions to our conversations, seems to be so heavily steeped in tangible thought. What people do and say, how they behave – all of these observations reveal tangible evidence of their thoughts and desires. We can easily identify someone’s longing for a luxury car, a popular piece of art, or a larger home.
But what about the intangibles that can’t be seen, touched, or quantified?
And how often should people engage in deep, meaningful conversations rooted in introspection and self-awareness: discussions that explore the intangible motivations that drive our actions and decisions?
Should our thoughts favour the tangible treasures or the intangible mysteries?