“The most sustainable quest is the one for the non-existing”

As we withdrew ourselves from the endless struggle for the New and the Different, a deeper underlying problem was exposed. Namely, the question of how to recognize, or even establish, Relevance. It was clear though, that we weren't going to find it by turning to the opposites Old and the Same.

Not New
(used, second hand)
Not Old
(recent, up-to-date)

Not Different
(insisting, sceptical)
Not the Same
(conflicting, inconsistent)