Mike Rowe's Advice to Entitled Leftists: "Get Over Yourself"
Alright. Yes, Mike Rowe is the source of a lot of great advice pieces here on LwC (Read this one where he obliterates the NYTImes "Modern Man" column). But this one is an example of about how thorough he can get. It's reeeeally worth a watch. Mike Rowe was asked what is advice was for the occupy movement, or whatever is left of the occupy movement...
You've got an incredible opportunity to be heard, and you can say virtually anything that you want, and for what it's worth I completely support your right to do that. I would suggest that the real conversation, in my opinion, ought to be focused not on the opportunities that don't exists or should exists, but the opportunities that actually do exist. There are 2.8 MILLION jobs available right now, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. 2.8 MILLION JOBS!
"But Mike Rowe," you leftists say. "I spent $50,000 on a liberal arts degree. I'm too good for those jobs! I deserve to sit at a desk."
You've got to get over yourself. There are a lot of people who chase a bad stock, and it's very typical on Wall Street. But in life, I think it's pretty typical as well. We fall in love with our own trajectory. There's a trap out there, and it's so easy to forget, but there is not such thing as a "good job." There is not such thing as a "bad job." There's work. And what you bring to the work - how long you decide to stay on the job and whether or not you use it as an opportunity, a destination, or something on which to pass - is completely up to you.
The greatest thing about this video, is that Mike is critical, yes. But not negative. We often use the two as though they're synonymous. No. Mike understands that he has to be critical, in order to start thinking of a solution. It's pretty clear, that the guy is a problem solver. That's how you know he's not a leftist. Whining and demanding free stuff is a tenet of leftism. Problem-solving and personal responsibility is the fulcrum of right-wing ideology. No, that's not me being partisan, that's reality as expressed by both political party's own platforms. No, he's never officially come out of the closet as a "Conservative," but one can make an inference based on his proclivity toward solving problems through personal responsibility. That, and the fact that this interview was given to TheBlaze.com
Cue leftist outrage in three, two, one...