Apparently I have been a wabibito my whole life. Just didn’t know it.
I learned about the ancient Japanese concept of wabi sabi just a few years ago. There are many basic explanations on the web about what those two words mean together, but I’m coming to the conclusion that explanations are worthless, if not actually harmful. Perhaps it does no good to try to dissect meaning from etymology. But just so you have a basic understanding, here are the three core concepts:
Nothing lasts. Nothing is finished. Nothing is perfect.
How do you construct an entire philosophy from just those obvious precepts, you ask? No problem, I respond. They are not so obvious.
Here are some pictures.