There is a tendency among people to assume one of two things, and both of these things pertain to chronology, innovation as well as the ever changing landscape of society. More specifically, people tend to either believe that new ways of doing things are always going to be better than the old ways since they are the byproduct of years of innovation and progress, or alternatively they assume that the old ways far surpass newer ones since they have survived for thousands of years.
We are not here to settle this debate, indeed we don’t even have a horse in the race. Rather, we are of the opinion that both of these assumptions are inherently extreme. Just take carpet cleaning for example. The old school way of doing this is to steam clean it, whereas more modern innovations tend to incorporate a chem dry process once all has been said and is now out of the way. In this case, the older method is superior, but this is not because of the fact that it is a couple of centuries old. Rather, the reason behind this is that steam cleaning just plain gives you cleaner carpets than might have been the case otherwise. It’s not a matter of old or new, it’s a matter of what’s better, and we need to realize this as a species otherwise the senseless arguments regarding superiority will never get us anywhere. Again, assuming that steam cleaning is inherently better would be similarly false, since it can be frustrating to wait for your rug to dry. Chem dry cleaning is better in that respect, so there are pros and cons for everything.