Month: November 2019

I Am Not (Only) a Tool

Black claw hammer on brown wooden plank with various nails

A hammer exists to hammer things. When it’s not being used, it just sits there, available for someone to pick it up. To the extent anyone gives it a second thought at all, a hammer is generally viewed through the perspective of how well it performs a limited set of functions. If a hammer has an “off day,” it gets replaced. No one cares about how a hammer feels.