The Importance of Manual Labor in a Tech-Heavy Marketplace

There is a lot to learn in the garden.

Or on a construction site.

Or an assembly line.

Too often our work involves devices that are operated by the click of buttons. Working on a data sheet or typing up office reports involves coordination between fingers and buttons.

Even companies themselves are controlled by the digital code that dictates whether a trade goes through or not. Military operations are increasingly drone-operated, and robots are the future of medicine.

I question whether service or finance economies are more progressive than industrial or agrarian economies. Wearing a suit and jacket means attending lunches on “company” time.

There is something far more rewarding about seeing tangible results in the form of a painted wall or a planted tree or a completed house than fake smiles and handshakes.

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