"Study hard as if it is your job, because in the end it is. Respect authority (or at least the position). Around your elders keep you mouth shut and your ears open, you may just learn something. Get out and do things. Get a job (part time of course)…"
I tell my kids that you do not have to be best friends with everyone but you should be nice to everyone and friendly with everyone you meet. There will be some real @ holes out there but you don't have to be mean to them. It is not…"
"I won't mention how I was as I would not have anyone here follow what I did, though I did have a bit of fun nonetheless.
Just know (unless you have a trust fund) these are the last remaining years of your being a dependent.
"1. Decide early on what kind of a person you want to be. You probably already know a lot of the traits you admire in other---emulate the good things you see in guys to whom you look up.
2. Pay people what you owe them---not because they…"
"I am a saxophone player, and also repair saxes and other instruments...under $70......no way, at least not something that he will actually be able to play. You might find something in that price range, but finding one at that price that actually…"
"I don't know about you, but getting tired of trying is like getting tired of life, and life is a very precious thing to me. Getting tired of trying is like giving up hope, its like giving up entirely. Learn from your mistakes, use them to…"
"Your story is very close to mine, I too carried my family through a lean decade, lost 8 jobs to the millennial tech crash and overseas competition, raised my three daughters while my wife was too ill to work for 13 years of our 15 year marriage…"
"I'm a professional sysadmin gratefully employed by a major computer company, love fixing stuff and learning the bleeding edge.
I am toying with the idea of going back to school and finishing my degree, but I'm on the fence about it - the…"
"It is difficult to compare the American Revolution to what is happening today, so much culture and knowledge is lost over the last 250 years, and the urban people of today are less independent than the rugged rural pioneers.