Historic Photo of the Day: The Puerto Rican Work Ethic

Take a look … “This is a farm worker in 1940’s Puerto Rico.” … the “Master” was already there. The farmer didn’t give in!!


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This photo deserves a long slow look. 

Notice the creases in the old man’s face, the frail wrists and rail-thin body. 

His clothes are threadbare, but worn with great dignity. 

This is a farm worker in 1940s Puerto Rico.

He is well beyond retirement age.

He didn’t have a pension, retirement plan, or even social security…just a lifetime of hard work for less than minimum wage, in order to feed his family.

Like millions of Puerto Ricans…he kept on working, until his body gave out on him.

Go ahead.

Tell me that Puerto Ricans don’t have a work ethic.

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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