In all areas of our lives today, there seems to be a huge lack of pride in workmanship----of doing the minimum---- just enough to get the pay check.
Some people though----regardless of money----seem to go beyond the minimum. Why? Why would anyone do more than they are asked to do or contracted to do?
It is because they have an "Internal-Compensation-Engine." The reward they feel inside means more than their new boat on the trailer parked in the gravel next to the house, more than their radon emitting granite countertops, more than their complete set of "All-Clad" cookware in the cabinet drawers, and more than their riding lawnmower for the 100 sq ft lawn.
"Accumulative" compensation of any kind can never measure up to internal compensation----the only one you can take with you.
I can use many areas of construction to demonstrate visually these different and usually diametrically opposed concepts. Today I will pick on----and honor----the plumbers of the world. This first picture is a truly impressive example of "I don't give a #@%^$# what it looks like----the water goes down" type attitude.
Here are a couple of more examples of "I don't give a #@%^$#!"
Now we get to this installation. No one ever got "just" money to do this work----this work has "heart" in it. Not even knowing anything about plumbing, I think one can see the difference between this plumbing installation and the ones above.
PS, for those of you that are new to my blog (or for some other "unexplained" reason have never noticed)all pictures and smiley-face inserts (emoticons) (when I use them) have messages that show up when you point at them with your cursor.
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