Sunday, August 31, 2014

Humans Celebrate Labor Day

Labor day weekend is here at last. Three day weekends are enjoyed by many. Some of have to labor on this day anyway to keep the wheels of our civilization going. But what is Labor Day all about? Here is what the United States Department of Labor says about it:

"Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."

I think that is pretty cool. Look around! When I look around my house, I see a bunch of items, and every last one of them had human hands on it to craft it. Many human hands. Labor had to be employed to dig that ore, then to refine it and fashion it into useful products for human beings. Walk down the street in Manhattan and you'll be engulfed in human handy work. All of it the labors of skilled and unskilled people. The use and maintenance of all of it by humans labor.

This day is an extremely important recognition of human endeavor. It celibates activity that is directly responsible for the making of our civilization, labor. Labor is held in the highest regard by humans. That is the reason for labor unions, labor pools and even political parties. Even presidents have the highest regard for labor.

“If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.”
Abraham Lincoln

“No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Time to relax and honor good old hard work. Work of all kinds too! CEO's to makers of Cheerios all get to step back and look at their works and be proud. Be proud of each other too! All them fellow Americans had a hand in it, so tip your hat to your neighbour's efforts as well.

Okay now, TIME TO PARTY!!!