And now… Time for a Quote

I wouldn’t normally post some silly quote. Wait. yeah.. I totally would. But this isn’t some silly quote. These are rules to live by. These should framed in the halls and meeting rooms of every educational institution in the world. The original in it’s original context can be found here.

From Mike Rowe, or Dirty Jobs fame…


Obviously, I’m ripping off Stephen Covey, whose seven better-known habits got my attention not so much for their content, which I find suspicious, but for their surprisingly modest number, which I find manageable. Here then, are my “Seven Dirty Habits,” each gleaned from a worker I met on the show, and bolstered by true stories of personal enlightenment and lingering humiliation.

  1. Never follow your passion, but by all means bring it with you.
  2. Beware of teamwork.
  3. Vomit proudly and whenever necessary.
  4. Be careful, but don’t be fooled–safety is never first.
  5. Think about what you are doing–never how.
  6. Ignore advice such as “Work smart, not hard.” It’s dangerous–and moronic.
  7. Consider quitting.