6.20.2008

"Success Story"

This is a great comic that sums up my notion of what "work" and living are really all about. So many people today mix up "work" with "gainful employment" that they often fail to see the difference, and mistakenly label someone who does work as someone who has =hobbies and more spare time than brains. When really, they are looking at people who are living, and doing things and working - not always for monetary benefit.

If you can't read the text (which I am sure you can't) I've typed it out below.



Margaret: So, the firm I work for is really great. They have several big accounts right now. I'm just a secretary but I'm hoping to advance. The boss likes my work.

It's good to see you again, Beatrice. What do you do?

Beatrice: I write stories.

Margaret: A writer? That's great! Where do you work?

Beatrice: I work at a restaurant.

Margaret: But, you said you write stories.

Beatrice: I do, I also sew clothes, make necklaces for my friends and grow flowers in my garden. And I play with my beautiful puppy Bartholomew.

Margaret: Oh, I see! Those are you hobbies...

Beatrice: No, That's what I do.

What do you do Margaret?

7 comments:

Renegade Eye said...

I create commodities I can't afford to buy.



Regards.

Don Lewis said...

I need a restaurant job.

Alex Mcone said...

It took me a while to get this ... maybe I'm slow today.

But yes, that is a good point.

Kevin Goodman said...

I was reading this on my RSS and didn’t realize it was one of your post.

Very cute - and some good wisdom to apply.

Daniel the syndicalist said...

Nice sentiment, Anok.

This Brazen Teacher said...

Good point. I can whole-heartedly relate to this post.

Anok said...

Hey, thanks for all the comments guys and gals, I thought it was cute too.

Sorry I have been so busy, I have not been able to reply properly to everyone, or even keep up some decent posts.

I will try harder :D