Manual labor.....is beneath no one.
Manual labor: physical work done by people.
Some of the best lessons one can learn in and about life can come from one doing manual labor.
"The problems that I saw at the tile warehouse run far deeper than macroeconomic trends and policy.
Too many young men immune to hard work. Good jobs impossible to fill for any length of time. And a young man with every reason to work---a wife-to-be to support and a baby on the way--carelessly tossing aside a good job with excellent health insurance. More troublingly, when it was all over, he thought something had been done to him. There is a lack of agency here--a feeling that you have little control over your life and a willingness to blame everyone but yourself. This is distinct from the larger economic landscape of modern America."
Vance's book is one of the best books I have read giving balance to the matter of true poverty and misuse of the system. Vance would know first hand the life of both having grown up in the Kentucky Appalachia region. Rising above his circumstance to be a graduate of Yale Law School yet in his own words "dirt poor and called white trash by some." I found the book hard to put down.
Noverber 12, 2016