The New Atlantis – Shop Class as Soulcraft – Matthew B. Crawford

The New Atlantis – Shop Class as Soulcraft – Matthew B. Crawford:
So what advice should one give to a young person? By all means, go to college. In fact, approach college in the spirit of craftsmanship, going deep into liberal arts and sciences. In the summers, learn a manual trade. You’re likely to be less damaged, and quite possibly better paid, as an independent tradesman than as a cubicle-dwelling tender of information systems. To heed such advice would require a certain contrarian streak, as it entails rejecting a life course mapped out by others as obligatory and inevitable.

learn a trade…. no really, learn a trade.

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