I stumbled upon this while searching for various images. I don't know why I've become more of an image commentator lately, but I used to do these stories about all the soul sucking and alienating jobs that I've had over the years. Being a custodian was one of them. So, I happen upon this guy's blog, Thoughtworm, featuring this post . It is totally true.
I feel like I need to throw in some of my old stories again. There are so many people that are invisible because they work/live out of phase with the rest of the world. It is disheartening that this profession is marginalized by most people. You should be grateful that you are being taken care of by willing souls--people who do what most do not want to have anything to do with. You can lump a whole host of jobs in there, as well. I know that when I see someone waiting tables, I can't help but want to assist them in some way. Same with the "invisible" jobs--I always wonder who it is that is working at 3:00am, now that I do not have to.
One thing that most people will not even recognize is that it was not modern medicine that is responsible for the bulk of the increased quality of life, health, and age over the past century and a quarter. It is cleanliness and hygiene. Think about who is keeping your world clean for a second. They are improving your existence immensely.
Have gratitude and open your eyes for a change. There are invisible people helping you out. Didn't we call those angels, once upon a time?
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