Who Works Hard?
Sometime a few months ago, I remember seeing a video taken in New York City about what the people there thought of farmers. Almost everyone said that farmers are hard workers. This is a stereotype just like the general opinions of doctors or lawyers. Though not a bad stereotype to have, I wondered what brought this generalization about and how true it is. I mean, does a farmer really work harder than the average urban worker.
I think it has to do with how farmers are shown on TV in commercials, shows and movies. Because how else would people in the city know what a farmer does? On television a farmer is always doing something; working on a tractor, feeding animals, or generally getting dirty. They are never in a suit and tie in an office on the phone.
So is doing manual labor mean you work harder than someone in an office?
What do you think?