What ever happened to the noble professions?

There was a time when we had what was called the noble professions, they were Teaching, Medicine and Law. Why were they called the noble professions? Because they were important to the culture as a whole, because they required much in the way of education and because they didn’t pay very well. You took up one of these professions because you loved it and were of noble heart and wished to serve your fellow man.

 

          I ask you, where are these professions today? Law and Medicine are two of the highest paying careers, and teaching isn’t too shabby. I know all teachers do is bitch about their pay, but when I look at the average salary, my sympathy tends to dry up. And if you reply to this and try and justify yourselves, then you are most certainly not noble, and don’t need to be teaching.

 

          These professions were looked upon with great respect and awe because of the education necessary. Many in a community looked to these people for advice and guidance. Now I find teachers who can barely speak the language and teach for the most part a curriculum to satisfy an arbitrary test instead of what is useful to the student, the community and the culture as a whole, complaining about their pay the entire time.

 

          Lawyers have become despised because they distort the law to their own benefit and pockets instead of making a noble attempt to uphold the law and seek justice, thus serving the general welfare.

 

          Doctors have become agents of misery as they bombard you with untold tests in order to drive up your bill and hold the lawyers at bay. Many are unconcerned with health and opt to enlarge your breast and fatten your lips helping to promote an unhealthy view of beauty.  Others to repair folks who insist on doing what the body was not made to do, promoting the idea that it can, I ask you, is this healthy? And many Doctors opt to learn more and more about less and less so that you can no longer have, a doctor, but an army of them, each looking at a different part of you, but all dipping into your wallet, and even worst, our wallet.

 

Corruption and fraud have become mainstays in all three professions. How could this happen?

 

          I ask you, how long can we go on with the three noble professions corrupted, for are they not the icons and examples of what nobility is, and can a nation survive without a true sense of Nobility. I ask you, I put it to you? ©

 

George Henry Nichols 

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