Remember when people made things? When people took pride in hard work and working with their hands. Remember when some worked hard enough and honed their craft well enough to be called craftsmen?
That was long before people described them as being JUST a mechanic, a welder or carpenter….Or farmer. It was when an honest, hard fought living was honorable and respected. No one came out of school expecting to be handed a high paying job because they were entitled to it or because they arrived out of higher education. They earned what was given to them.
I wonder if we’re better off? I wonder if we value what we have more. I wonder if we know how to still build things, innovate and work hard for something great.
I’m smart enough and educated enough to sit behind a desk and stare into a computer for hours a day, wearing a suit and having wads of cash thrown at me. Theres nothing wrong with that. We need people to do that and their work is valuable. I just choose dirty hands, creating beautiful things from raw materials and honing the craft.