A little more than 100 years ago, people left their farms and moved to the cities. They became factory workers.
Rather then stay on their farms, grow some crops, raise a few farm animals, and trade what they grew and raised for flour and coffee — they went to work in the factories and receive a regular paycheck.
This was the beginning of the industrial revolution. People like Ford, Firestone, Edison, Carnegie hired lots of workers for their factories.
Today, it’s normal to go to a job and get paid. Almost no one lives off the land anymore.
The factory workers of today write code, teach our children in schools, police our streets, work in fast food, grocery stores, and the post office. And a few still build products operating machinery.
Our society operates efficiently from the production of all these factory workers.
But a shift is occurring:
- The world needs factory workers to show up every day and think, solve problems, and improve our systems.
- The world needs factory workers who take responsibility for their thoughts, actions, and interactions with others.
- The world needs factory workers who live their lives with Gumption.