Originally Posted by Darkpriest667
That's an economic fallacy actually. I make magnitude times more money per hour at my job than anyone in food service except some of the world's best chefs. So unless I can prepare my meal start to finish in 3 to 8 minutes it is not efficient or a good use of resources for me to make my own food. True story folks. Unless your specialization is very low income then it's a very bad idea for you to make your own food.
As I tell my students "get a skill a robot cannot do or you will not have a job in 20 years." It holds true here guys. Most menial tasks can and will be done by robots in the coming decades.
How is it an economic fallacy that people value things they created themselves more than things they bought? Value is subjective and learning how to cook or being able to cook for others is going to be enjoyable for some people. That has nothing to do with economics and he didn't mention economics. You can see this in many studies or in car assembly where people go crazy doing the same task everyday because it has no reward to just "put on a wheel". Its part of how humans work, they like to make things themselves and see a complete product.
And even if you are rich, which if you are teaching I highly doubt you are, cooking your own food has many other benefits like ingredients and quality being completely your own and therefore healthy. If you are ordering a SAD (Standard American Diet) you are not only going to be extremely unhealthy, you are going to be unproductive, and definitely not at your peak performance. Did you factor in the cost of health issues, a sooner death, and poorer performance in all areas of life, and decreased QoL? Maybe you eat healthy food or maybe your life has no value to you. And judging by your ability to comprehend the comment before you I highly doubt you are eating healthy or at peak performance or rich enough to not cook your own food.
When I make my own food I have blanched vegetables with the right micronutrients that are fresh, I have grass fed beef cooked in grass fed butter, and all the other highest quality foods for high quality mental and physical performance. How long does it take a newbie cook to make 7 days worth of food with zero skills with a knife and not even an oven to bake chicken breasts? Two hours for seven days, including dishes and cleaning counters from chicken. That's 17 minutes per day as a newbie and I am gaining skills and feel amazing, and I never have to eat unhealthy because I always have healthy food right there and cooked and I know exactly what I am eating in which amounts.
When I go out to eat and I live in a pretty "healthy" area, it is nearly impossible for me to order anything even remotely healthy and it costs twice as much, plus gas, plus driving, plus time, etc. If your time is so valuable to you, unless you are getting super healthy food delivered to you and you are likely wasting time or paying for the present with your future.
Most menial jobs (like teaching) will be done by videos and having people pass tests in the future. The educational system is an economic fallacy and the free market will provide solutions to government bloat as it always does.