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Good Advice from Mike “Dirty Jobs” Rowe on College, Jobs, and Meaningful Work

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This interview is worth watching.  Mike Rowe’s saying “work harder and smarter” is one that you should adopt.  With $1 trillion in student loan debt out there, he sees a problem.  You, however, are not supposed to see a problem with that.  You’re supposed to take out a huge loan, get a degree you don’t need, or want, that has no useful purpose.I have a BA in English and I wouldn’t recommend that someone go into debt to get one.  Notice the wording.  People misinterpret my message all the time.  I’m not saying don’t get a college degree.  I’m saying don’t go into debt to get one, especially if the job market in that field is saturated.  Be careful.  Count the cost.

What are classically called “blue collar jobs” are going unfilled in the US – perhaps your change of thinking and going against the grain – going in the other direction than the rest of the herd will be your salvation.

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