For his book, The Pleasures And Sorrows Of Work, philosopher Alain De Botton observed everyday occupations.
Instead of focusing on the jobs that dominate television — lawyers, doctors, crooks — he highlights careers like engineering and logistics.
On one trip, he observed the development of a new cookie. At United Biscuits, which also makes McVitie's and Twiglets, he witnessed the inspiration, manufacture and meaning of a new product, called "The Moment."
Along his journey, De Botton looks at what makes our work worthwhile, meaningful, and even joyful.