Mike Rowe on America’s relationship with hard work. He is a pleasure to listen; and he is dead on. As a self-appointed trades person–jack of all trades–handyman–I understand exactly where he is coming from. I am lucky because I am “educated” and admittedly I sell that to my market and thus I generally get clients that value what I am offering…most of the time. Maybe that is because they feel they are getting a double bang for their buck–a “professional” trades person. Most are professionals themselves so they value working with a fellow “professional”. But this is a small market that is willing to pay for my service. The general market will not. The general market might say to me–you have an MBA? Then why are you doing this? Education is meant to deliver us FROM hard work, not an invitation to return to it.