First of all: what is work? Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relatively to other such matter; second, telling other people to do so. The first kind is unpleasant and ill paid; the second is pleasant and highly paid.Not necessarily true but perhaps generally true. Certainly a reflection of the migration from a manufacturing and agriculture economy to a services economy.
Sunday, November 20, 2016
The second is pleasant and highly paid
From In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays (1935) by Bertrand Russell. Ch. 1: In Praise of Idleness