Tuesday, May 26, 2009

the value of work

i found this article very interesting and not a little provocative.


the value of the work we do is a deeply theological issue - see this book and others by Robert Banks for more on this.


i liked this quote from the article:

A good job requires a field of action where you can put your best capacities to work and see an effect in the world. Academic credentials do not guarantee this.

my own experience working part time in construction has taught me the value of working with my hands.  read the article and comment here if you care to.

1 comment:

salttheplanet said...

this is certainly an interesting article. i agree that working with my hands has changed how i view work. i believe, too, that while this type of work may not necessarily be academic (in the ivory tower sense) it certainly requires a well developed knowledge base, attentiveness, and reflection to do the job well and to enjoy it.