With a zingy catch line, Mike Rowe explodes some myths about "working people" in this talk on Fora.tv, "Mike Rowe on Discovery, Realization and Lamb Castration." Some surprising insights.
- Lamb castration the way the Humane Society recommends (with rubber bands) is more painful for the lamb than the way the shepherds actually do it (with a knife).
- "Following your passion" is not a mandatory ingredient for a happy work life.
- People with "dirty jobs" are very well balanced and happy.
- Safety first is a slogan that doesn't always make sense for the people doing the job. His example about the crab fishing rig was a good example. The captain said, "OSHA? We've got Ocean. I'm not here to make you safe. I'm here you make you rich. If you want to get home alive, that's your job."