EXERCISING A MYSTERY

CAREER SUICIDE

OR: WHY LEARNING YOUR TRADE IS GOOD FOR EVERYBODY, NOT JUST YOU

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E.H. Gombrich, best known for The Story of Art, previously wrote a history book for young people called A Little History of the World:

“Craftsmen such as tailors, shoemakers, drapers, bakers, locksmiths, painters, joiners, stonemasons and master builders all belonged to groups or associations known as guilds. A guild such as that of the tailors was almost as hard to enter and had rules that were almost as strict as those of the knights. Not just anyone could become a master tailor. First you had to serve your time as an apprentice. Then you became a journeyman and went on your travels in order to get to know other towns and other ways of working. Young men like these often went on foot, and often spent years wandering through  many countries before they returned home, or…

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