Thursday, April 11, 2013

Lasting value

In my own career, I've often heard myself or others say, "It all pays the same" or "It's good enough for government work" or "Six months from now, who's going to care?"  Deep down, though, I suspect few of us really believe that.  We want our jobs to have a good and lasting impact on the world.  We want our talents and skills to promote order, peace, happiness, and healing.  We want people to value our work the way and old man in 2025 might as he huffs up his hayloft stairs and leans confidently on a smooth and sturdy handrail that was made more for love than money.

Tom Springer"All This and Heaven, Too" from Looking for Hickories
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