One of the main ideas I got from Shop Class as Soulcraft is that mechanical work puts a bigger cognitive demand on the worker than "office work" usually does. This is some of the jist of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, also. The irony in that is that generally society thinks of "office work" as more intelectually demanding, and manual work less so.
It is interesting to compare Shop Class as Soulcraft to the things Mike Rowe says in his speeches on work.
Sorry. Don't know how this ended up here. I was trying to post it in "The Miracle of Fixing Stuff" thread.
LWRider screwed with this post 09-01-2012 at 06:46 AM