Did You Know There’s Always Been A Digital World?
Yep…there are some awesome digital tools nowadays for people who’d like to create and produce things like words and music…or pictures and videos…or any combination of media.
But even in the past…way, way back when there wasn’t even any controlled electricity…people lived and worked in a digital world. In fact, if they weren’t using their digits, they probably weren’t working…because the digits they were using were their fingers. And the average person could do amazing things with their digits. Amazing things like…
- Grow food
- Tend to livestock
- Build houses
- Sew clothing
- And even write letters (not type, or dictate, or thumb text…real writing with pens & pencils)
In today’s digital world we’re soft and spoiled with mostly superficial social skills. And forget about actually knowing how to do REAL things…like grow food or sew a shirt. Those are dirty jobs that are “going to the illegal aliens”. I’ve been advocating, for a long time, that we Americans get back to our roots…literally and figuratively. Back when there was good ol’ American ingenuity.
For examples…this past week I installed new spark plugs and an O2 sensor in my Jeep Wrangler. I also changed my own oil (which I personally do every 3,000 miles or so). In the past 3 years I’ve personally replaced the radiator, the A/C condensor, the water pump, and other O2 sensors. I’ve also repaired plumbing in my house, built cabinets, installed windows, removed carpet, and a host of other dirty jobs in the older category digital world.
I think it’s important to be able to do those jobs even when you’re doing well enough to pay someone else to do them. And Mike Rowe, from the “Dirty Jobs” show on Discovery Channel has some real good reasons why…