A personal question on day 2!
Think of the work you have done in your life. How does it compare to the work that your parents did? Your grandparents? How many of you are doing work that your parents either couldn’t have done at all (because the job you do now didn’t even exist in your parents) or is substantively different than how they did it they wouldn’t recognize what you do as like “their” work?
I started as a computer programmer a job that barely existed when I was born, and didn’t exist at all in my father’s time.
In a related vein, how much of the work that we do now existed in a similar fashion for our parents, but in a social context that would not have been possible for the older generation? Women are the most obvious example here, but what others are there?