Choose tools that will last for decades

Not to save money, though choosing good tools will often mean Buy stuff usedBuy stuff used
This helps you Keep cost of living low and Minimize your plastic consumption.

It reduces demand for new stuff, which in a perfect world would mean less resource extraction and pollution.


Because over the course of the next few decades, you have the choice between spending time and energy evaluating, acquiring, learning, and honing new tools—or putting that same time and energy into mastering the one you've already chosen.

Or you can just take that extra evaluation, acquisition, learning, and honing time back. See Optimize for discretionary timeOptimize for discretionary time
Because time is all we have.

It's fun to Try new shitTry new shit
Just because it's fun.

But if you need more reasons, it's a way to Increase optionality.
, and you deserve to have fun. But remember that Technology doesn't necessarily solve a real problemTechnology doesn't necessarily solve a real problem
The Neil Postman "What is the problem to which cruise control is the answer?" anecdote is a good example.

Even when a technological innovation does solve a real problem, remember to Consider sid...
. If you're just having fun, carry on. But if you're trying to improve your work, or your experience of work, it's probably not a new tool you need. Instead: Seek flow statesSeek flow states
All emotional anguish and mental quandaries disappear when you enter a flow state. Put another way: the only problems you have are the problems that prevent you from entering flow.

It helps to P...
with the tools you have, or Go outsideGo outside
It feels good. If you need it, there's plenty of science that says it's good for you.

Humans have been staring at screens for about 0.013333% of our time on earth. It might be bad! Who knows.