I love the show Dirty Jobs and like Mike I have a Dad and had a Grandfather that can and did do just about anything when it comes to construction and building and well, all of it. I’m amazed today at the lack of that knowledge base in even people my age. Doing a project on your own and then seeing the fruits of your labor can be very rewarding. I know the next time I have a home project which is often, I’m going to do all I can to make sure my kids learn these skills. I know when I was growing up my jobs always had something to do with manual labor. There was always hard work and sore muscles at the end of the day but it taught me things about finishing what you started, that there is no substitute for working hard and doing things right. These are important things that our kids today need to understand along with reading, writing, and math.
Posted on May 12, 2011 at 9:35 am Michael Fanning