“If you think you’re too big for small jobs, may be you’re too small for big jobs” – Gecko and Fly
The world is a unique place. Everyone has to work to survive here. Some people accomplish much more than what they want or deserve, while some have to stay satisfied with a meager amount of income and things that they get after hard work. And then we have some other people also who languish to get even their two times meal a day.
The question is not about an income equality, but about the psychological trauma that people doing menial jobs feel day in and day out, which is in itself a complete distraction from the universal truth of human rights and equality, liberty, and fraternity. In countries like Japan, what one does for the nation is all that matters. Collective Consciousness to make the nation proud is a feeling that is inside all the workers.
Work is Worship: Respect the Thought
In its simple philosophy, a work is a worship. Whatever you do with full dedication you are adding your essence to the world. It is the people’s hackneyed perception that classifies a Job as a big or small. Many often, people categorize these jobs in terms of the pay that a worker earns. Now, just imagine if everyone is doing the same works – can the world survive?
Of course, not. Suppose every other person is working as an engineer at a reputed MNC, then what will happen to the writers, doctors, CA, Lawyers and others? Or take it this way – if all of us are busy with an intellectual occupation then who will become a waiter, barber, cobbler, retailer or a sweeper? Certainly, it will make our lives more difficult than ever.
Our Humanity is our First Identity – Occupation Comes Next
Just like two individuals can’t be same, similarly, not everyone can choose the same career. It depends upon several other factors as well including one’s own individual capacity, skills, family compulsion and personal choice as well.
Long time back, someone has said it right that “each according to the need and each according to merit”. Certainly, whatever we do in life should receive ample respect and dignity from the people all around.
If you are a sweeper then it doesn’t mean you are doing anything to feel ashamed of. In fact, you are contributing to the society and participating in the nation-building exercise in no lesser term than a learned person with an elite profession.
The idea is to live and let live others. Everyone has a fundamental right to live with full liberty, dignity, and respect. So, we must respect all the people around us irrespective of their professions. In developed countries such as the United States and Japan, “Equal respect for all jobs” is the guiding philosophy for them. It has its own relevance too – if we had to all menial and petty jobs by ourselves then it would have been impossible for us to dedicate enough time towards the careers that we love.