The world we live in is so busy, sometimes I feel like there is no time to do any actual living. My mind always takes me to an image of what i think life should be like. These people all worked hard and they worked from sun up to sun down and then some. They worked with their hands and their backs and their legs, using their minds at every turn. Life was no breeze but it was not so busy and so utterly distracting! Families worked together, day in and day out. Life was probably more about survival and “getting by” than about wealth accumulation.
I just could not imagine how wonderful it would be to work with my children and my wife, all of us doing different tasks but with one common goal. The way of life I envision is all but gone, there are still a few of us out there but not many! I see a small family farm, self sustaining without the mind numbing hustle bustle of “the world” to drive wedges and cause discension in families!
At any rate, I wanted to share some awesome old photos of some of the hardest working people in history, please enjoy and leave a comment if you have the time 🙂
- A Simpler Time (blog post) (baywarlen.wordpress.com)