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Juxtaposed: Oprah Winfrey Versus 'Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe
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Wednesday morning, talk show host Oprah Winfrey gave a 14-year-old girl terrible advice on Good Morning America.
"Winfrey, 64, spoke about finding one’s inner compass in response to a question from a 14-year-old girl who asked her advice for young girls who want to make a difference in the world.
The girl, Taylor Richardson, has raised $50,000 to send other girls to see Winfrey’s new film, “A Wrinkle in Time,” in movie theaters.
Winfrey, who pledged to match the $50,000 Richardson has raised, said her advice to young girls rings true no matter their race or background."
Following your inner compass might feel like a great and positive way to navigate through life, but forgoing genuine opportunities to chase an elusive dream doesn't exactly set a person up for guaranteed success.
In contrast to Winfrey, TV personality Mike Rowe offered his own advice for recent grads: Don’t follow your passion.
“When people follow their passion, they miss out on all kinds of opportunities they didn’t even know existed,” Rowe cautions in a video for website PragerU.
Click below to hear Winfrey and Rowe's comments in full, plus what WIBC host Tony Katz thinks adolescents need to hear.: