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July 21, 2006

Rustic Cars

Filed under: Impermanence — by Kent Sandvik @ 8:34 pm

rustic_car.jpgOne of my favourite example of impermanence — or that things change — is cars. You go to a car dealer, purchase a brand new, state of the art car, pay a lot of money, an drive off the lot.

Immediately when you take off, the value of the car has been deducted by a couple thousand dollars. When you get your first scratch, it drops more. Each time it’s a big surprise for you, this new car that you got, how could it ever change? It should be the exact same desire object as when you saw it the first time. After fifteen years, the best car ever made is consider to be a junk car.

Car dealers make money on the illusion of permanent objects.


1 Comment »

  1. Sanyas is “not seeking permanence” but rather accepting impermanence.

    Comment by Srikanth — April 12, 2007 @ 6:20 am |Reply

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