Write about building something..forever or for long..or for moment..What can you build ..a structure..a monument..what is a ,monument..I think, it is physical entity reflecting a theme..a voice or idea..so..why build it and not live it. Build it, because you want people to know what your idea is, long after you are dead and gone..although it is your idea but others can live by it..for long. Or, perhaps you are afraid of not leaving behind a legacy and this built structure , of material and form, would be there as a prominent identity..sometimes to serve as a node..others to generate money or just to be..no reason ..except a landmark for making a right turn, before or after..So, building something has an effect.
Built form influence people’s psychology and , why is it built in the first place..its because of the financier psychology or reason. Structures lives longer or shorter depending why it was built..mostly monuments are survivors..in this ever changing materialistic world..
What else do we build ? Nations..people ..values.. Seems very much from the book..”When I don’t care” attitude is so prevalent , values seems like a phantom from past. Each one makes their own criteria, not bad..just personalized..so much so..nothing is general..We, get confused..whether what we do is correct or not..some of us look up in our religious teachings, some refer to their customs, few get into trends..more confused group ..get into ” answers and questions” ..where a leader or just members with similar or lesser background , give their opinions..we build up on reasons through votes by those who are in that forum..and we get a new version of acceptance…
We, also build relationships..takes time, effort and skill. It is a 24/7 job..there is no holidays..you must be continuously aware and beware of any wrong move..that includes forgetting birthdays..ooops.
In short..life builds, relationships are built, structures are also built and nations are built.