Mike Rowe has some truthiness for those students who are "following their passion" without possessing the skills necessary to accomplish what they're trying to do.
"You've all been given some terrible advice, and that advice is this: follow your passion."
The former host of Dirty Jobs tells it like it is by explaining to students that passion and ability have nothing to do with each other, and that "Just because you're passionate about something, doesn't mean you won't suck at it.". Rowe also reminds students that just because they may have a degree in a chosen field, it doesn't mean that a dream job awaits.
"Dream jobs are usually just that - dreams. But their imaginary existence just might keep you from exploring careers that offer a legitimate chance to perform meaningful work."
"Never follow your passion, but always bring it with you."
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Rowe's message fits nicely with our 7 Harsh Realities Of Life Millennials Need To Understand, which should be widely read, lest we end up with more of this...