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Meaningful Work

samplin Wrote: May 29, 2012 7:48 AM
So many of our intellectual elites have no idea what it is to work in the real world. Perhaps it would not hurt for some of those elites to do some "menial" jobs. No part in a machine that makes it run is insignificant no matter how small. When I taught, if a kid vomited in the classroom, I didn't call the prinicipal, I called the janitor. No job in reality is "menial." It is the attitude. Appreciate those who do the less lucrative and "menial" tasks. Imagine what life would be without those persons doing that "menial," job. I respect the janitor. I don't respect the able bodied person who is content to live on the dole until "meaningful," work comes along.

"Education" is a word that covers a lot of very different things, from vital, life-saving medical skills to frivolous courses to absolutely counterproductive courses that fill people with a sense of grievance and entitlement, without giving them either the skills to earn a living or a realistic understanding of the world required for a citizen in a free society.

The lack of realism among many highly educated people has been demonstrated in many ways.

When I saw signs in Yellowstone National Park warning visitors not to get too close to a buffalo, I realized that this was a...