A cattle herder in Cameroon, a brain surgeon in Texas, a farmer in Yorkshire: a look at working days around the world
Ever wondered what an architect in Mongolia and a hairdresser in South Korea could possibly have in common? These School of Life videos are about the thing that ties them, and billions of other people around the world, together: work.
Love it or hate it, we've all got to
, wherever we are. Especially in a world as connected as ours, we rely on other people's work all the time – whether they run the newsagent's down the road or work on a farm on a completely different content. But it's really rare that we actually get to see what a working day is like for people we might never meet, and that's what we love about these films: they're showing the human faces behind the goods and services we all rely on every day.
Check them out and let us know what you think – and if you'd like to make a short film about your working life, get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org!
All the films and more can be found via The School of Life's YouTube channel.
So how do we get what we need to live? Our livelihoods are our own personal answer to that question, whether it be job in a factory, setting up a start-up, or taking time out to travel. But the economy we live in affects the choices we have in setting up our livelihoods, and we rely on so many other workers around us to be able to do what we do… how do we get the balance right?