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Manual Labor: The Holy Grail for Creativity

The potential ideas that manual work offers is endless.

6 min readAug 18, 2020

Where do you see yourself in fifty years?”

That question is a hyperbole of the prevalent platitude that is almost all the time asked in a job interview. Generally, the interviewer asks you where you see yourself in five or ten years. But have you ever been asked where you see yourself in fifty years?

It might be a difficult question to answer. You may not even be present after fifty years. To predict where you would be, fifty years into the future, you will first have to understand how the world will be fifty years from now.

So many science fiction movies, novels, and mind-numbing daily programs have provided us with a stereotypical, technologically sophisticated vision for the future. That vision of the future involves robots and a technologically advanced society.

But by looking at the way the past centuries have progressed into the 21st century it wouldn’t be audacious by me to state that the world will have more robots fifty years from now.

When I envision the future, I see two types of robots. The robots that don’t breathe and the robots that do.

The Decline In Creative Jobs:

The first industrial revolution is said to have taken place in the 18th century. The manufacturing process of some products has vastly improved over the industrial revolution to the digital revolution that we have today.

So many jobs were produced during the last three centuries due to the improvement in the processes and techniques used for manufacturing and producing products.

But that improvement meant one thing, the new improved process has to be followed on a large scale to be productive. Take, for example, masonry. In the monarchistic eras, different masons had different styles of building roads and palace. The architecture varied endemically according to the local religion and culture.

Fast-track to 2020, for any building to be constructed, a plan is set out and the masons have to follow…




I love doing manual work. It always provides me with a creative outburst.