Werk, Minhang District
It’s Wednesday and I’m back on the road to werk, but today is different because today I don’t have my Microsoft Surface Pro… and that’s because I lost it last night. But I’m trying to look at the glass half full and remember all the ways in which I am fortunate. I am very fortunate that I don’t have to do manual labor like many Chinese people (specifically this guy above). But come to think of it I, just like Chinese manual laborers, am very lucky to even have a job. Anyone that has the opportunity and ability to werk and contribute to society is lucky in my book. I don’t think it really matters what your werk is, as long as it’s honest werk that benefits people… And this guy’s werk is undoubtedly legit.
I mean, not only is he werking hard but he’s kinda also risking his life (and maybe the lives of others as well). I’m glad I don’t have to carry cumbersome objects around on a scooter all day and risk my life, but then again such a job has its perks… Riding around Shanghai on a scooter is probably one of the free-est feelings you’ll ever have (yes, people can feel free in China too). So no matter what you do for werk, I can guarantee you that part of it sucks… But I can also guarantee that part of it is awesome. So no matter what happens in werk or life, try and find the good parts.