The beauty of work

As we hear report after report of increased job losses, I sometimes think about work — how much the human spirit depends on work for our self-worth and for meaning. It’s easy to take work for granted, until we or someone we know can’t find a job. Of course, work comes in many forms. There is salaried work — laborers, service industries, professionals, and so on. There is unsalaried work — domestic work, volunteer labor, and so on.

The Boston Globe has a wonderful blog called The Big Picture. It’s just what you’d expect from the title. Not long ago, they collected a bunch of photos of people working. They are all kinds of people, doing all kinds of work, from all kinds of places around the world. I strongly encourage you to pop over and have a look.

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