BGM: Frank Sinatra - My Way
It was a day off today. Wearing my mask, I went to the library to borrow two books by Michael Sandel. "Justice" and "The Tyranny of Merit" - both has seemed really interesting. After that, I went back to my group home, had lunch, and took a nap (in short, I did what I always have done usually.) Although THE Christmas is certainly coming, and my friends and a lot of people start enjoying this season's atmosphere, my day has been filled with books and active thinking.
I searched for the videos about Michael Sandel, and found out the one of a Japanese program. I watched it, and learned this. In that video, Sandel has appeared actually and said that the pandemic had revealed that there must have been various workers who had been doing their really "essential", "central" works.
I understand this as this. For example, I usually go to a convenience store every morning to buy a bottle of coffee. This says that there must be the people who has been providing it to me (as the customer.) And this logic must have been applied with every job. In Japan, we say that "every job must have the equality (not having its difference of being good/bad)." I remembered this expression from Sandel's logic.
And Sandel has taught us this. Every job must be treated as a precious activity - it means every job must have its dignity, therefore we need to look at it. of course, money must be precious. But the issue of dignity is also important - I have been impressed by this Sandel's opinion.
Looking back, this year I have worked as hard as I can. But sometimes I lost THE dignity within my job. TBH (yes, I have to try to be honest to confess my thought about this issue) I often think this. "My job must be meaningless, which no one must appreciate." How can I treat my work as a really truly meaningful one? How can I find out its dignity from my daily work? I can't see... but it has seemed for me that the clue must be this. I need to think about "the other people" who has been "answering" to my work.