Alain De Botton: We Need Artists To Teach Us About Work

Human beings spend much of their time at work, “and yet this ‘work’ is unseen; it is literally invisible, and it is so in part because it is rarely represented in art. If it does appear in consciousness, it does so via the business pages of newspapers, it does so as an economic phenomenon, rather than as a broader human phenomenon.”

Source: NPR 01/12/10