A Little Yardwork..

In the Provinces, plenty of the young guys looking for work end up with a manual gig for the day or longer. A lot of the guys we met were schooled in the arts of construction, and were physically able to do anything from scaling trees to building water towers. Its kind of wild to see how much time people spend in gyms at home (and how much money they spend) to achieve a similar level of fitness. Not only are these Haitian dudes as fit, but in many cases they are as or more happy to be working. No doubt there is a case to be made about what makes happiness comparable, but there is something to be said for the simple satisfaction of creating with one’s hands and mind.

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