Dignity of Labour

At the Annual Homecoming of William and Mary College in Virginia, you might see a famous Governor, a College President, or any number of prominent business and professional people, proudly wearing a white jacket. The jackets signify that these men earned all or most of their way through college, as waiters.

They weren’t ashamed of menial work, they didn’t hold out for the job they liked, they didn’t ask for government help they waited on tables, and it helped them earn the education and success they now have.

Mahatma Gandhi gave shining examples in this regard by sweeping, scavenging, cleaning even toilets while in South Africa. He never felt degraded in doing jobs we would consider inferior or menial.  Pride comes from within! You can do anything and everything and make it dignified!

Quote: “If you enjoy what you do, you’ll never work another day.” – Confucius


About John Parankimalil

John Parankimalil, SDB, M.A. (English), M.Ed, Ph.D (Education), popularly known as P.D. Johny is a member of the Salesians of Don Bosco. He is presently the Rector and Principal of Don Bosco College, Tura, Meghalaya and Director of Don Bosco College of Teacher Education, Tura. He received the 1st Computer Literacy Excellence Award from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the President of India in August 2002 and the Guruvar Best Teacher Award from Shri Kapil Sibal, HRD Union Minister in 2009. He was formerly Principal of St Anthony's Higher Secondary School, Shillong and National President of All India Association of Catholic Schools (AINACS), New Delhi and the Charter President of Rotary Club of Orchid City, Shillong. He has authored several books. He is an Eduationist, Story-Teller and Leadership Trainer. He conducts seminars for Principals, Teachers, Students and Parents. His popular books include, He Can Who Thinks He Can (Macmillan), An Elocution Manual (Orient Longman), Progressive Parenting (Unicorn), Inspirational Stories for Purposeful Living (Babhani) The Way to Success and Happiness (Savio), How to Win Over Your Problems (Babhani), The Secrets of High Achievers (Babhani).
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