Whether it is men fishing from poles in Sri Lanka, nuns washing dishes, miners digging beneath the earth in Afghanistan, or Dalits cleaning the streets of India, work is universal, yet intensely personal. Many work in order to survive another day.
Many find their identity in the work they do. Some enjoy intense satisfaction in their work. For others, the line between work and play is hard to find.
“Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.”
– Kahlil Gibran