How do they evaluate earnings of an individual? Who makes the decisions? The earnings of the physically and mentally challenged, nurses and teaches as opposed to sportsmen, politicians, doctors, lawyers …?
What makes sportsmen, politicians, doctors etc so special that they warrant such high salaries and others don’t? Surely teachers and nurses are essential in our communities and should get better earnings than they do? Why do they regard the challenged folk not worthy of a decent salary? Are they not fulfilling a need in the community? Just because they are challenged does not mean they are inferior, look at Stephen Hawking for example!
I don’t begrudge the sportsmen earning a good salary, they work hard at their game, BUT look at the craftsmen and tradesmen, look at the essential service a teacher and nurse give to society. Why does a doctor earn so much and a nurse so little? Why do teachers earn so little when they work the longest hours of all?
Teachers and nurses are, in my mind, are the most essential people to the community. We can do without the sportsmen but we can’t do without teachers and nurses. Doctors provide an essential service by diagnosing and operating, but without the nurses to back them up, the rest of us are sunk, we can’t provide ICU care by ourselves and the doctors certainly don’t have the time. So why do the doctor’s get more than the nurses?
Our teachers educate our children and help us give them the foundation for their life ahead. Yes, many people home school, but most of us are working day jobs to put food on the table. We don’t have time to spend educating our children, nor do we have patience and knowledge required of a teacher. Not all of us are good at math and science!
Our teachers spend long hours at home preparing lessons, marking assignments and tests, over and above their hours at school. Surely they deserve a better salary than they get? Surely they are worth more to society than a football player or race car driver?
It is time to turn the tables on the structure of society. Time to put our priorities into perspective. Let the politicians, sportsmen and “celebrities” come down to earth and earn what the rest of society earns. Time to elevate the status of those that are important, like the teachers and nurses.
Why do we revere the societal celebrities that spend their days primping and preening, dressed up to the nines and flaunting their wealth? They are no better than the rest of humanity. A designer dress is no better than an outfit from a clothing chain store. Why do we make these distinctions and elevate these people when we should be elevating those that perform essential services to us.
Even the farmers are struggling to make a living. Without them we don’t get our “daily bread”. Yet we have the greedy wealthy Monsanto types trying to control them and pulling in all the profit for themselves, leaving the farmers with next to nothing.
Society is skewed and it is time to put this right. Wake up people, it is time to make a change.