A Sort of Cultural Commentary

Here is a rant that affords insight into the life and blog of Elizabeth Nolan Brown:

At what point did our society decide that teaching, trucking, firefighting, policing, cleaning, manufacturing and nursing were the only noble professions? And aren’t these references getting tired? I understand that “We’re doing this for the account executives, the online content producers, the graphic designers, the freelance writers, the IT managers, the lawyers and the marketing coordinators” doesn’t have the same ring. I know you’re trying to sound “in touch” with the “average Americans” (a phrase I can’t for the life of me understand being construed as appealing rather than insulting when coming from politicians mouths), but can’t we at least start expanding our base of average American professions? I can categorically say that I have the most “average American” family of anyone I’ve ever met (I can provide many references on this), so I’ll help the campaigns out and give you just a sampling of my family members’ jobs: roofer, electrician, babysitter, railroad worker, salesperson, indeterminate office worker, medical billing specialist, receptionist, part-time auto mechanic, corrections officer, professor, unemployed crazy, day care worker, cashier. Insert these into your average American repertoire from time to time, just to live things up, would you, dears? Live on the wild side?

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