14th February, 2021
Those Who Can't Do, Teach?
By Jonathan Bluestein
In American Culture, there is a famous idiom:
"Those who can't do, teach. Those who can't teach, write".
How about I flip that one on its head? Not too challenging:
"Those who cannot write well for a living, have to teach for bureaucracies they despise. Those who cannot teach, are forced to fix some nasty person's swimming pool".
See how easy that was?...
In my Israeli Culture, we have another idiom we live by:
"Every job honours its owner".
With the possible exceptions of lobbyists, politicians and a few other crooks, that much is true. Wherein someone is willing to work diligently to support himself or herself financially, the effort ought to be respected by society.