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Mike Rowe Speaks Out on Taking Care of ‘Real Problem’ Amid Pandemic

by Clayton Edwards
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Mike Rowe might just be the voice of reason that America needs. In an interview with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade, Rowe discussed his views on unifying the country and moving forward through the pandemic.

After the inauguration festivities yesterday, Kilmeade brought Mike Rowe on his show. They discussed the President’s call for unity and the pandemic. Kilmeade even worked in a plug for Rowe’s new show.

Mike Rowe on the Importance of Community

In the final moments of the interview, the host turned the topic to the pandemic and gave Mike Rowe the floor. “We’ve got to take risks. Be smart. Wear a mask. Keep your distance. But, we’ve got to get in the game. Back to school, back to work, back in the office. Final thought?”

Without much pause, Mike Rowe replied, “My final thought is that safety is a critical thing but it’s not the reason we’re alive. Cars weren’t made to sit in the driveway. Boats weren’t made to sit in the harbor. We weren’t made to do this. We have to play by the rules but we have to get out and we have to get in the game.”

Rowe went on to stress the importance of community during these hard times. “We can’t forget about our neighbors. I know it sounds old school and Horatio Alger. But, you want to take care of a real problem? Look in on the people next to you. Chances are, they’re in trouble.”

Once again, Mike Rowe hit the nail on the head. Hard times make people show their true colors. Over the past year, there have been countless stories of people extending a helping hand to their neighbors. The one positive thing to come out of 2020 is the rise of small communities. The more we reach out and help our neighbors and our communities, the better off we will be.

Here at Outsider, we believe in the power and importance of community. Because of communities of dedicated people going above and beyond the norm, we live in a great nation. This spirit of community permeates the best parts of life. Whether you’re sharing knowledge, experiences, music, or a helping hand with your neighbors it all helps. Every little bit counts.

Like Mike Rowe said, moving forward hinges on the strength of our communities.