masaccio commented on the blog post FDL Book Salon Welcomes Chris Hayes, Twilight Of The Elites: America After Meritocracy
I think maybe it’s a special kind of success these people want for their kids, the kind they have, not the kind that the kid can choose and love.
Most jobs have plenty of drudgery. One of my brothers was a scientist, who spent hours doing charts and graphs, and slicing rat brains, and staining and reading through electron microscopes, and on and on with the tedious work. It was the quest to know and learn that drove him through the tedium.
It’s the pleasure from doing good work that makes it a ‘good job’, something parents can’t always remember.