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A Lesson From Some of the World's Dirtiest Jobs

Work, It's a Dirty Job We Should All Love Doing

Phil Butler | Posted 07.04.2014 | TED Weekends
Phil Butler

"We've declared war on work." With two minutes to go in Mike Rowe's solid TEDTalk on the merits of dirty jobs, the host who's done maybe more crappy jobs than anyone, he spills the beans on a huge problem.

My Unusual Solution To Our Trillion Dollar Student Debt Problem

Mike Rowe | Posted 01.31.2014 | TED Weekends
Mike Rowe

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMy appearance at TED helped solidify an idea that had started to take shape a year earlier, and the response to that appearance helped convince me that my idea had merit.

It's Not Sheep Castration.. But Fashion Can Have Its Moments Too

Sharon Glassman | Posted 11.29.2013 | TED Weekends
Sharon Glassman

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThey're not as overtly ballsy as his lamb job, and I don't include them on my LinkedIn profile, because who would hire me to do them again? But these tasks scared me senseless and/or made my heart sing. And isn't that what the best jobs are about?

Why 'Follow Your Passion' Is Bizarre Advice

Cal Newport | Posted 11.29.2013 | TED Weekends
Cal Newport

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhy, we might ask, do we so easily accept the assumption that we're hard-wired for a specific economic pursuit?

I Suddenly Realized I Had Become A Farmer

Bob Comis | Posted 01.29.2014 | TED Weekends
Bob Comis

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgFor the better part of 20 years whatever I did, wherever I worked, however much money I made, I was a stranger in my own skin. I never considered doing anything different.

WATCH: Stories You Won't Believe From Some Of The World's Dirtiest Jobs

TEDTalks | Posted 01.28.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

mike roweAre people who do physically demanding, not-afraid-to-get-dirty jobs like farming, mining and sheep castration (yes, you read that right) the happiest people on earth?