Love people, not things; use things, not people.”
Last night I watched a short Argentinian animation called “El Empleo” or “The Employment” (2011). Directed by Santiago ‘Bou’ Grasso, the 6-minute no-dialogue short follows a man through the first few hours of his day.
The saying about loving people rather than things and using things rather than people goes back to the 1870s, and often appears unattributed in quote-photos or attributed to former LDS church president Spencer W. Kimball.
Perhaps it has survived over a century without losing force because our cultures keep needing the reminder not to transform people into mere utilities.
We are more than the sum of our practical functions. And we need our families, friends, jobs, and cultures to help us remember.
HT: Heart of the Art