Smart Words by Famous People #1

Every advice that makes the speaker sound smart is not only awesome, but it's practical too. Here's a real-life example from silky-voiced Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs.

The question to Mr. Rowe was, "What is your job advice to people who are trying to find work?"

First, here's his full answer. Following that is his answer in stages, with replies from someone who's not trying to suck his own dick. At least in public, anyway.

Mike Rowe's full answer:
"The idea that there's a perfect job is really comforting ... but dangerous; in the same way that there’s a perfect soulmate.
The first thing to do is to look around and see where everybody else is headed … ... and to head in the other direction.
The second thing to do is embrace the thing that scares you, frightens you, or otherwise makes you blanch.
The third thing to do is to become really really good at that thing.
And then the final thing, the thing that makes really happy people happy is to figure out a way to love it."

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Mike Rowe: "The idea that there's a perfect job is really comforting ... but dangerous; in the same way that there’s a perfect soulmate. The first thing to do is to look around and see where everybody else is headed … ... and to head in the other direction."

John Box: This seems a bit counter-intuitive, but I can dig it. I guess everyone’s headed toward making money, like via Silicon Valley, drugs, and/or renewable resources. But given your super general statement, I guess something like drugs or renewable resources is prolly way too specific. As such, I’ll just go with 'making money.' And now I’ll head in the other direction which would be, 'not making money.' I’m fucking awesome at that, so so far so good.

Mike Rowe: "The second thing to do is embrace the thing that scares you, frightens you, or otherwise makes you blanch."

John Box: Holy crap, I've never heard anyone ever say the word, 'blanch.' Unless they were referring to the Golden Girl that I used to spank off to in my pre-teen years. So I guess I'll go with something that scares me. Or frightens me. Or some other word that I don't know which means the exact same fucking thing as the previous two words. I guess I’ll be embracing getting anally raped by a lacrosse stick. (Blanch.) Well, blanch or Blanch, I’m getting it up the ass hard, without permission.

Mike Rowe: "The third thing to do is to become really really good at that thing."

John Box: Seriously?! You want me to become really really good at being anally raped by a lacrosse stick?! I’m not even sure that that’s possible. I mean, I guess if I got raped in the ass enough by a lacrosse stick, my anal tract would widen and make for quick and easy insertion, but I’m not really sure how this would get me a job.

Mike Rowe: "And then the final thing, the thing that makes really happy people happy is to figure out a way to love it."

John Box: Guess what, Mike Rowe?! Before the final super-smart, super-awesome words even came out of your mouth, I was already in love with getting anally raped by a lacrosse stick. Thank you so much, Mike Rowe. I will never ever never ever forget your Words of Wisdom.