Stories connect families and communities. My boss sent us a touching story from Story Corps with a message that rings true. Always be proud of what you do and where you come from.
I was a blue collar baby. I am proud to say that this Ivy League Grad was born into a hardworking family. My parents grew up during the Depression. I was told stories of how they walked to school, with no shoes, uphill, in the winter! And when the going gets tough, my dad always said, “A family man should shovel against the tide….”
“Respect, honor, and dignity are pay-offs that go along with supporting your family.” Mike Rowe says we need to stop our “war on work” and has talked about pride in hard work on TED (Warning: Part of Mike’s talk is not for the faint of heart, and, thankfully, without graphics.) Mike also tells about the community he has created to promote hard work and the respect it deserves. By the way, mikeroweWORKS is not to be confused with Microfinance .
You work it, Mike!