Why is writing not considered work? Is it because from a young age we are exposed to images of police officers and firemen, instead of seeing hard working journalists? The following passage from the article stood out to me...
"My son is almost five. He is just beginning to understand what I do as a concept. If I drove a construction crane he'd have understood it at birth. And he'd probably think I was King of all the Lands in my fine yellow crane. But writing - especially writing a movie or show, where people other than the writer are all saying things that they're clearly (to an unschooled mind) making up right then - is something to get your head around"
This exemplifies how our ideologies are formed early on. This blog made me wonder if there are any other jobs like this that aren't considered work because of certain beliefs people have?