I have heard these things below all my life for fifty years now and I HAVE MADE MY LiVING from working with my hands. Naysayers. Don’t give them any more room than you have to to be kindly to them. No, I didn’t own two cars, but that’s because my wife didn’t drive and I only needed one car. Neither did I take holidays every year but that was because we always lived on holiday even though we always worked hard. So here is why I wrote:
Ooooh! They do make me so mad!
They say, “Move with the times.”
They say, “You’ll never make money that way––hand tools.”
“Too slow!”, they say. “Move with the times.” “Start selling smart phones. Sell yourself to the highest bidder, then you’ll make money and be successful. Then you’ll really be someone.”
“Go get a real job! Stop wasting time!” They blast.
And then I turn to my friends; the plane and the saw and chisels, such faithful friends, and I listen to them. And there, in the quiet, I here a gentle voice say to me, “I will never leave you nor will I forsake you.” And I find food on my table and shoes on my feet, a warm place to rest my head and I know life’s about more than mere money.
Bless you all and have a great weekend.
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They don’t say such things.