I have found that my main job as a (Christian) school administrator has been to keep as many kids as possible from pursuing the types of jobs Rowe talks about here. That grieves me. One thing about my American Dutch heritage that I didn't appreciate for many years growing up but now do is the willingness of people (like my family) who are willing to do what needed to be done, work that is everything but enjoyable, and to do it for years, and then from that to take care of their families, churches and schools. For that heritage I am very grateful, though I regret not embracing it much much sooner. American Dutch folk aren't the only ones to embrace this kind of work ethic; it's just that that was the context in which I saw it played out in the various Dutch communities in which I have lived and visited.
So, to my family and childhood community, I am very grateful (and proud) to have been surrounded by such hardworking folk, even with all the quirks that come with being part of a Dutch American community. And to my students throughout the years, please accept my sincerest apologies for discouraging you from following what may have been your calling.