Monday Moaning: Human Trades
When you think about this one you might think about how good we are or how well we can do things. And what Trades we look for in a man or woman. Another could easily be the human trafficking thought that would be far fetched.
Still what trades do we have or do we have left even.
It sounds ridiculous, I know And somewhere along the line it is consistent with today’s world as a whole. Or Maybe I am looking to much into it, or I am over thinking things. Yet in my neighbourhood and surroundings I do see changes occurring that are unneeded.
Last week I kind of thought of this post as well. How social skill have become a trade.
Look closely at the word trade and we can see many meanings in it.
A specialism for us humans, like a smithy. A dying breed. Woodworkers are but a few but getting older. Even a simple butcher or painter are losing ground.
It is a skill set that can be taught unlike the set that we just have and are.
We can have a similar sounding trait to be firm, honest, kind, beautiful. Yet they are not so much taught. Not saying we fail as parents, but we have our way of becoming the person we want to be or think we should be.
Last would be the exchange of items or valuables. But we are not going there.
I will try to keep it simple.
How many can cook? And no I do not mean reading from a box.
It sounds so silly to ask, but how many have just learned it form their mum. It is that kind of trade you got from home. Or from family or relatives.
Do not get me wrong here when I say that I lived in times it was normal to have dinner with family and properly cook for them. Sundays at Nanna for soup and what not. These were social events where family and friends gathered. Taking time to prepare meals.
The change I notice is that we still have those but they seem to be more formal. Dinner at restaurants, or going full throttle in your own kitchen showing off. With the help of a menu or recipe. I am not denying I don’t do that but I do to enlarge my knowledge of family cooking. Not to pat my own back or stick a feather up my ass.
But clear to say that cooking meals has changed. And no matter what people say it does not have to cost a lot of time, But you will have to put some effort in it. Nanna’s meals may take hours to cook but what is wrong with doing so or learning it to do so.
Why do we reach for microwave meals or the fast food restaurants just so we don’t have to cook. Or bother to do so. Clearly it has become a hassle. And with new stay at home food boxes delivered at the door we get a recipe to cook fresh again.
Yes I said it the word, foodbox.
Fresh veggies and meat delivered at your doorstep. So you won’t have to go out shopping. A recipe and menu for three days. All done cooking in a maximum time of one hour.
A lazy box as it also connects to last week’s social discouragement post. Don’t come near a supermarket. Imagine you would have to choose your own products to cook. Or have to ask someone where you can find the garlic.Terrible idea if you ask me to be among people.
Another thing might be we can’t find our way around ourselves. We need a mobile or GPS to tell us where we should be going. The smart GPS helps inside supermarkets to. Just like book stores. Yup no more searching just pick a menu and your phone will tell you where to find your stuff. We don’t even have to think any more.
Thought was that not our biggest trait as a human.
I Know my translation might be off on some of these items.
Still we need a screen to tells us what to do. Machine to do our work for us. More and more we loose certain trades and traits that were basics for all of us.
When it comes to cooking I might sound like Jamie Oliver but truth be told how many of us take time to prepare a proper meal. A solid dinner where kids can help out and take with them the knowledge for when they become parents. Sure you do not have to spend hours in kitchen. Though they can be so tasty.
I like to make some stew and it can be done while eating your dinner and watching your evening film. It should not be a bother or a burden if one wants to eat healthy.
It is strange how we need a screen to tell us what is good for us while our nanna only knows what we just learn.
We are losing important trades but we do not take notice. We lose bigger traits during our everyday life. We somehow are forgetting how to be social. We traded in our traits and knowledge for a mobile screen and an invisible world called the world wide web.
Have we forgotten how to think and act. Do we not learn anymore. Is or does everything has to be set in stone or in our case the web. Can we tell how much of ourselves we have traded in.
How much longer will we watch taking the human factor and its traits out of every simple thing.
I know some still learn from their mum or nan and I hope that we won’t throw those traits away.
My screen time is up. Thank you for reading. It was but one of many traits and trades we have but it is such an important one.