Do you take pride in how you earn your money? We've talked about it before. It's not your J-O-B, it's your work that truly matters.
Growing up, the ONLY option after Highschool was College. It was insisted upon us because the belief was, a college degree was the only way to secure a good job that would turn into a career. Now, with the cost of a college education soaring higher and higher, and the realization that we are in almost desperate need of skilled tradesmen, college and an office job, is not looking like the only viable option for a solid career choice.
How many of you can handle a plumbing or electrical problem in your house? How many of you can do your own auto repairs, or add an addition on to your home? Blue collar work is not only respectable work but it is vital. Many of us have backyard gardens in our urban spaces but how many of us could use that to feed our entire family on a daily basis? We need the mechanics and the farmers just as much as we need the computer technicians and lawyers.
So if you're ever feeling like society is telling you you are less than, or if you are feeling quite high and mighty about your desk job, just remember;
Money isn't a true measurement of anything that's important. A $100 bill is a $100 bill. It represents nothing more than its face value. Whether it was earned by someone sitting in a corner office on the 62nd floor in Manhattan or someone repairing railroad track in Wyoming. The true value of money comes from how it was earned. Was it acquired by cutting corners? Or by coming in early and staying late? Money doesn't care. But you do. And that makes all the difference.