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This & That Including What Ails


on February 27, 2016


I read this and it gave me food for thought.

2 mothers with a child each.

But the deliverance is profoundly different.

To me, one mum tells her child “if you do not study well, you will end up like him” – a road sweeper.

It hinges on the need to be educated. No education, no future as no career.

How troll but true as every or any mum would want a literate child in a cushy job.

But the truth is….in today’s new economy, education is a paper qualification.

Our children in lil red dot are book smart, not street smart! No skills set!

This leaves a huge gap for unglamorous jobs like plumbers, electricians and cleaners or sweepers.

I think, in time, we will be facing an acute shortage such that the salaries of these unglamorous jobs will rise to be the best paying jobs ever!

If I had kids, I would let them take on a trade certificate.

Big bucks being an electrican and a plumber!

As for the other mum with her daughter, she motivates by asking her daughter to study hard and make a difference or improve the life of the sweeper.

2 different perspectives but with different aspects and approach.

One looks down on a dirty job and low grades it whilst the other, to me is like a pity party mindset.

I see this vocation as the future job topper! Instead of a pen, this employee will carry a huge “pen” – broom!!

Interesting picture and it made me think…..πŸ˜‰

7 responses to “Perspectives

  1. Suri says:

    Interesting perspectives! πŸ™‚

  2. I had ro re read the blurb, it is indeed food for thought…

  3. Anusha Narasimhan says:

    Interesting post. I love your perspective. It never occurred to me that there could be a shortage of plumbers and electricians in the future. Right now, there’s a steady decline in agricultural lands and number of farmers, which I’d consider one of the most important jobs. Like you say, when the demand increases in the future, there would be people who take it up again.

    • Garfield Hug says:

      Thank you Anusha for sharing. I feel the same will happen with farmers too. We will have issues unless new technology to replace farming or for eg vertical farming as we have land scarce countries like mine 😊

  4. Neethu says:

    Good one..πŸ‘

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