I'm Nicholas. A designer living in Omaha, NE.

Change for the sake of change is wrong. Going against change for the sake of no change is also wrong.

“That is how it’s always been done” is not a good enough reason. By saying that, you’re not automatically admitting something is being done wrong, but you’re doing a terrible job of properly explaining why it’s done that way. Reverting to the past for validation is a sign of shaky confidence and a lack of appreciation for explaining oneself.

Things should never be done differently just because they’ve been done for so long. However, doing something for so long is also not a reason to deny the possibility of change. If something works and there are reasons for why it works, beautiful. However, previous existence is not a reason, but a crutch.

I only ever do something differently if I feel it will be better than what was already done. If it’s the same, then it’s not good enough. However, I try and question why I’m doing something the way I am before each time I do it. It’s a habit, a routine and sometimes a curse. I question things and I expect explanations and answers. If I don’t get them, I can’t function. “Just because” or “it is what it is” are thoughts that do not process in my mind.

I don’t get satisfaction out of doing something different or changing something. I get satisfaction out of something being Good™ or Great™. I enjoy when I question something and someone tells me exactly why it is the way it is. I love that. My goal is never to change something, just to understand it.


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