“Don’t Talk to Me About Labor, Show Me the Baby” –Anonymous
Happy Labor Day!
Modern media is like a drag race that has no finish line. Always going, always charging, always working. It's tough to turn it off sometimes. The third quote on the list says it all for us. Today's piece draws on wise peep's words from the past.
Some musings regarding the ethics, achievement and dignity about the overall concept of work and labor. Enjoy, and see if one or more don't strike a chord. Do you have any wise mantras you live by?
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.”
“My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.”
“The problem is that those of us who are lucky enough to do work that we love are sometimes cursed with too damn much of it.”
“Don’t mistake activity with achievement.”
“Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.”
“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity.”
–Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Dare to be honest and fear no labor.”
“Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.”
“I always thought it was wrong for me to take credit for the work that I did. I don’t think that anymore.”
“A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.”