The Case for Working With Your Hands

I love this NY Times article not just because it reminds me of my old motorcycle which I enjoyed fixing almost as much as riding (and spent almost as much time doing, anyway), but especially for the arguments it makes about the irrelevance of much of conventional “wisdom” about careers, education and happiness in today’s world. It feels great to read your own views and thoughts put in a coherent, clear form. The Case for Working With Your Hands.

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One thought on “The Case for Working With Your Hands

  1. Sometimes I too forget my hands were made more for than just typing o_0 You wanna have some real fun try lock-picking. Seriously go out to your local hardware store buy a few different types of locks, buy a couple tools you *think* would prove valuable for picking a lock, attempt to pick the locks with the tools you have selected, if you fail–don’t beat yourself up, search the web, and be enamored by all the solutions out there and the tools they used. (don’t search [google] for some ‘lock pick’ authority [academic || expert], go to the source of all that is amateur and watch their solutions in action.

    Cheers

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