Bristol needs more handymen.....it's official...
We're so well educated – but we're useless - The Guardian (blog)
The Guardian (blog)We're so well educated – but we're uselessThe Guardian (blog)... earned themselves distinctions in history, law or economics, but when it comes to simple things like putting up a shelf to hold all their academic books
I think they should teach basic handyman skills in schools, making a pencil stand is all well and good but what about how to safely change a light bulb or an electric fuse?
In the article they go on to say:
"Since the invention of the internet, it has never been easier for people to access information, but instead of becoming a population of renaissance men and women, our highly specialised education has made us more one-sided than ever.
Besides what we need to know for our own jobs, we have little call for practical skills. We don't grow our own crops, build our own houses, or make our own clothes anymore; we simply buy these things. Unable to create anything ourselves, what we have mastered instead is consumption. Have a look at how many top magazines are not only about consumption, but are produced by shops rather than media companies. Asda and Tesco top the circulation charts.
This is an interesting article,
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