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Would you like fries with that career?

It was late in the day as I finished my cup of coffee at the coffee shop near my house. I watched an employee- probably a high school student or older rolling up the mat at the front door. What was his job life going to be in this new technical age, this technological industrial revolution where more and more people are replaced by machines in the ongoing march of progress. I was reminded of a something George Orwell wrote- “If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever. “ It would be pretty to think that this is only a fiction and that the truth will be much brighter, that the living wage would become the norm and the middle class wouldn’t be defined by lowest income can survive without government aid.

It would be pretty to think so.

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2 thoughts on “Would you like fries with that career?

  1. Such an interesting take on Orwell’s quote. As someone with a literary blog, I admire your writing style. I also love the last line, not sure if it is a reference to the last line in Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, but I love it!

    • Thanks for your reply- The last line is a reference to The Sun Also Rises…. I can see you stayed awake in English class….I also enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to your next post.

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