The Duty of Usefulness—A Business for Every Man

1867 Scientific American  
Jdtutifit !tuttitau. 105 refuses or neglects to give his son a personal independence by furnishing him with a practical knowledge of a useful occupation, condemns him to a life of dependence and trouble than which death itself would be preferabl e. It is not necessary in all cases that he should be a farmer or a mechanic; the labor of the brain is as useful as that of the muscle, but the young man should be taught to labor either with muscle or brain. That brain labor is more honorable than
more » ... honorable than that of the hands is a nonsensical notion, unworthy such a race as that which has for its mission the subjugation of a continent. The farmer and the mechanic-if they per form well their parts-are not only as useful but fully as honorable as the 'minister, the lawyer, physician, or editor. In every case labor is the price of success and the road to power, and in all cases that labor is a benefi t to the world we live in. public statistics, in postal arrl.tngements, in the custom houses, and other branches of Government administration. MUNN & COMPANY, Editors and Proprietors. "3. The commission does not consider, as appertaining to its mission, the duty of making standards the exact proto types of those of Paris. The Government of each country will take upon itself the verifi cation of each of these stand ards.
doi:10.1038/scientificamerican08171867-105 fatcat:lliqj3ea3rd5xo4faawjjospq4