Be a Scribe!

Ptahhotep was a vizier during the 5th Dynasty of ancient Egypt, who wrote a book of maxims to instruct young men in various areas of life. This is what he had to say about the noble profession of writing:

“Be a scribe! Your body will be sleek, your hand will be soft. … You are one who sits grandly in your house; your servants answer speedily; beer is poured copiously; all who see you rejoice in good cheer. Happy is the heart of him who writes; he is young each day.”

Oh, if only it were true… 😉



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