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Yeah, if I remember correctly you are discussing use value vs exchange value. Maybe it is summarized best in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: "Water's precious. Sometimes may be more precious than gold."
Yes. Some things have value based solely on aesthetic qualities, like gems or art. Other things have value based only on utility; no one buys a hammer because it is beautiful, and a hammer can be very valuable to someone with a nail. Some things have value based on the enjoyment they provide, like golf clubs or a tennis racket; unless you are a pro golfer or tennis player, in which case those things can be your livelihood. Something like a fly rod can have value based on both enjoyment and utility: it only has value to someone who enjoys fly fishing... unless you need to catch a fish in order to survive, which could make it more valuable than gold.
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Equals $$$ and I don't have to talk to anyone all day long , I think that is a beautiful thing.
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Not to pile on your hammer analogy, because we know what you mean. But I kind of have a thing for hammers. I love their perfect functionality, the work they do, what they represent... I'm getting weird now aren't I?

Anyway, along with all that I love the aesthetics of a hammer and have long been particularly fond of the Hart hammer. Such pretty lines, well balanced, and still a workhorse.

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Not to pile on your hammer analogy, because we know what you mean. But I kind of have a thing for hammers. I love their perfect functionality, the work they do, what they represent... I'm getting weird now aren't I?

Anyway, along with all that I love the aesthetics of a hammer and have long been particularly fond of the Hart hammer. Such pretty lines, well balanced, and still a workhorse.
Okay, you fellas brought this on yourselves.

There was a time (pun warning) when this hammer was worth a lot of money.

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