"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
This profundity from Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States, is deceptively simple. What constitutes such work?
Since Roosevelt's time we have been warned of the dehumanizing effect of rote wage labor that denies the importance of creativity and robs the worker of any control – or pride – in the production of the final product. Skilled construction trades stand out as an exception.