Who Works Hard?

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baling strawSometime a few months ago, I remember seeing a video taken in New York City about what the people there thought of farmers. Almost everyone said that farmers are hard workers. This is a stereotype just like the general opinions of doctors or lawyers. Though not a bad stereotype to have, I wondered what brought this generalization about and how true it is. I mean, does a farmer really work harder than the average urban worker.

I think it has to do with how farmers are shown on TV in commercials, shows and movies. Because how else would people in the city know what a farmer does? On television a farmer is always doing something; working on a tractor, feeding animals, or generally getting dirty. They are never in a suit and tie in an office on the phone.

So is doing manual labor mean you work harder than someone in an office?

What do you think?

Comments

  1. Marilyn says:

    Be it a farmer or a salesman on commission, anyone in charge of their own income works harder than someone on a salary. When ones livehood depends on their efforts, you will see their efforts rise.

    • farmnwife says:

      Interesting had not thought of that. I have a brother in law who is salary and works long hours. To me, he works just as hard as someone on commission.

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