Is it that laughable?
August 14, 2019 5:01am CST
I mean why do people laugh at me when I say, I wanted to work in the farm? Is it because they look down on farm jobs and farm workers? From engineering to agriculture, is it really that laughable? I dont see anything wrong with the change in profession. Photo credited to National Geographic
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@simplfred It's good to know that a lot of people here are considering farming as a noble job. My father is a farmer too and like you I'm proud of him. I guess why some Filipinos think that way is because of the small revenue the farmers get from their produce.
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There is nothing wrong with wanting to work on a farm. It's hard work which is rewarding in so many ways. My partner used to help out on his grandparents' farm. There is a tale about comparing farm work to being in the army. I don't remember it exactly but it says things like being able to sleep in every day - 6:30am in the army whereas a farmer might be up at 4am - and other things. I'm not sure why anyone would laugh at or look down on farm workers. It's just as legitimate as many and more so than plenty.