My dear,

Question everything generally thought to be obvious.

I mean it.

Go outside and question everything. As you run your morning jog, question how your feet are actually making you move forward, and question the gravity that’s making you stay firmly planted on Earth as you’re running. As you’re crossing the sidewalk to get to your car in the parking lot question why so many people follow stop-signs, why the follow laws in the first place, and why some don’t. As you drive from the parking lot and by that elementary school question whether or not that’s the best way to teach children these days in such a technologically advanced culture. And when you get to work and you find yourself sitting in your office chair at work question why you’re there, why you’re doing what you’re doing, and why you aren’t on a beach somewhere spending your time how you actually want to spend it?

Question everything.

Who knows, maybe you’ll end up escaping the rat-races those of us who never questioned are stuck in.

Falsely yours,
Dieter Rams