Between the rather disturbing practices such as planned obsolescence (when the lifespan of products and services is intentionally limited) and things generally being built more for quick consumption so that they’re effectively disposable in their nature, it can be extremely challenging to locate some real quality in this day and age. No, I’m not going to go into some story about the good old days because firstly I’m just not that old, but secondly and most importantly I understand that many of the things we were introduced to in times gone by appeared to be as good as they were as a result of their novelty.
I mean we didn’t know there were light bulbs that could last a couple of years and a lot longer when light bulbs first hit the circuits commercially, but we do seem to have come full-circle as the human race when it comes to producing quality. It appears as if there is simply no desire to produce any real quality anymore and consumers are complicit in this development because we’re simply not doing enough to demand the quality we feel we deserve.
I can talk about the generally deteriorated quality in pretty much any industry you can think of, from the contemporary pop music belting over the radio waves over the past decade already to something like the doorknobs you buy if you’re having a new house built from the ground up. Everything is half-baked and flimsy, making for some fertile breeding ground for a very worrying precedent to be set in that there are some people who will be born into a time when all they know is the low-quality associated with the disposable output production model.
Let me elaborate with an example. If I was tasked with finding nothing less than the best train accident lawyer for a relative whose hindered ability to continue generating an income had been hindered by their involvement in a train accident, even though the accident wasn’t fatal or anywhere as bad as leaving them paralysed or anything like that. I would then have to make sure to get specific lawyers who specialize in train accident compensation cases to know what kind of legal case could be built along with the different kind of train accident liability the other party would have to take responsibility for.
Thus, going specifically as a means through which to target and isolate the highest quality products and services is unfortunately a lesson I learned having been in a situation that required me to seek out the best, but I’m every bit as grateful for the life lesson learnt. If you want to maintain good quality in the products and services you require though, be as specific as possible in the targeting of your purchases. This means that you might have to be a bit more brand-conscious, not to fit in with what’s trending, but rather to make sure you get your money’s worth. Brands are generally protected by their creators as part of their efforts to maintain a good reputation and even though this is largely for purposes of generating repeat business, that doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from it by way of ensuring you get good quality.
It’s not always about brand names though, but about knowing exactly what it is you want out of a product or service you’re considering buying.