Saturday, May 22, 2004


Meaningful Work

In his essay Life Without Principle, Thoreau says:
Most men would be insulted, if it were proposed to employ them in throwing stones over a wall, and then in throwing them back, merely that they might earn their wages. But many are no more worthily employed now.
It is not just manual labor that Thoreau is talking about. Many so-called white-collar jobs are no less soul-deadening and mind-numbing. With some manual labor, at least the mind is free to wander unfettered.

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