Luxuries tend to become necessities
topics: cultural evolutionvalue creation
One of history’s fews iron laws is that luxuries tend to become necessities and to spawn new obligations. Once people get used to a certain luxury, they take it for granted. Then they begin to count on it. Finally they reach a point where they can’t live without it.
— Yuval Noah Harari, 2015
From the book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind