Mike Rowe of 'Dirty Jobs' gives grads the advice everyone wishes they'd gotten: don't pursue your passion.

Mike Rowe of 'Dirty Jobs' gives grads the advice everyone wishes they'd gotten: don't pursue your passion.
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As Mike Rowe points out in this wise but funny video from the education channel PragerU, don't be fooled by people who have achieved their dreams telling you to pursue yours. Academy Award winners who tell kids to follow their dreams should acknowledge that being gorgeous and talented helps. Rowe's alternative isn't becoming a worker drone for a corporation, though. He just wants people to remember that finding something you can do well and be successful at—like the guy who started a very profitable septic tank business—will usually lead to passion and joy, not the other way around. In a world where everyone is ordered to fulfill their potential, it's good to remember not to be attached to your dreams if they aren't actually your calling.

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