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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Mike Rowe’s must-read response to an Alabamian who asked why he shouldn’t follow his passion

Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs” has made a habit of going viral on the Internet by responding to fan questions, like the time a fan told him to prove he was the real-deal and wasn’t living a posh celebrity lifestyle and Rowe responded by giving a photo-tour of his apartment.
On Tuesday it was Stephen Adams of Auburn, Alabama who wrote in questioning anow famous speech in which Rowe said “follow your passion” was the worst advice he’d ever received.
“Hi, Mike. Let me begin by saying that I love what you and your foundation are attempting to do,” Adams wrote. “However, I’m confused by your directive to NOT “follow your passion.” I think it can be safely argued that if no one followed their passion, companies like Apple, Microsoft, Dow, and many more wouldn’t exist. If no one follows their passion, who innovates? Who founds companies that provide jobs for the outstanding workers that your foundation aims to help?”
Rowe’s complete response can be found here

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