The term, “division of labor,” means taking a big task, like building a car, and dissecting it into all of its smaller tasks. You’ve seen assembly lines and maybe it ‘makes sense’ for businesses to build things in this manner because they can maximize profits by doing things more efficiently.
We’re not concerned with corporate profits. We’re concerned that, over decades, our culture has been de-skilled to a certain degree. Practical skills are less common than they were 50 or 60 years ago. So, who cares? Well, we do because we believe that it makes our communities weaker. Pushing buttons on a line, making one motion over and over again and doing little or nothing else with your brain for 8 to12 hours a day, puts your brain to sleep, in a sense. Fill a community with half asleep, unskilled people and you have a weak community. It’s hard to be a critical thinker or great problem solver if you don’t have any skills.
The film below is stunning. Watch it and see how and why our culture has been deskilled. Look at your own skill set.
Can you garden, cook, butcher, clean, repair your car, repair your home, wire your home, fix your plumbing, build a structure, cure an illness, and maintain great health? If not, you owe it to yourself, your family and your community to learn! Enjoy the film Human Resources. Warning: this film contains serious subject matter.