work is a fundamental dimension of human existence on earth – Laborem exercens

J. M. K. Walkow

“Cool it,” cried Olga. “Working hard is what I do! Can’t be perfect. Going to school not cheap and what are you doing here, a beauty nobody want. My first year was ok, only five or ten times knocked down, then later more and more. He says I’m no lady and gotta work harder for his dollar.”

J.M.K. Walkow, Blue Earth

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Understood in this case not as a capacity or aptitude for work, but rather as a whole set of instruments which man uses in his work, technology is undoubtedly man’s ally. It facilitates his work, perfects, accelerates and augments it. It leads to an increase in the quantity of things produced by work, and in many cases improves their quality. However, it is also a fact that, in some instances, technology can cease to be man’s ally and become almost his enemy, as when the mechanization of work “supplants”…

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