"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…"
"Aquinas does a fair job of proof of his "concept" of God. Aristotle does a proof and arrives at his concept. No need to try to get this from some random guy on Internet -- if the purpose is to learn, not to spar.
"Can you show proof that your concept of God is the absolutely correct and only one? Prove to me that there isn't a Mrs. God. If I told you that there were ten thousand Gods, could you prove me wrong any more than I could prove you wrong…"
"I agree with the consensus that saying "Be a man" or "sack up" is NOT damaging to boys simply by itself. There's a context where it can be good or bad.
When I hear it, it doesn't make me think "okay, let me…"