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Saturday, June 13, 2015

My Advice to a Recent High School Graduate

10 WORDS OF ADVICE

FREEDOM
No one, not anyone, owes you anything. Real freedom comes from being able to make your own way in this world.  Dependence = Slavery.

EQUALITY
We are, all of us, equally dysfunctional. Never assume you & your situation is any better or worse than anyone else's, because in totality it's simply not.

ARROGANCE
Arrogance is a synonym for "stupidity".

PRESENCE
Yes, plan for the future & don't ignore past mistakes, but don't let the past or the future keep you from living in the present.

RESPECT
Be respectful to everyone, even those who you believe are un-deserving of your respect. Why?  Being respectful is about who you are; it’s not about anyone else.

KINDNESS
Always be kind to others, especially those who serve you.

ANGER
Anger & holding grudges are toxic. It does nothing to those you are angry at & instead it poisons your soul.

INTELLIGENCE
Truly smart people spend their lifetimes learning; truly stupid people think they already know it all.


FIXING
The only person you are ever capable of "fixing" is you.  Don't bother trying to fix anyone else, as you will be just wasting your time and theirs.

DIRECTION
If the ground doesn't agree with the map, then the map is wrong. If the map is wrong then you need to stop following it.  This applies to driving and to life in general.



1 comment:

Don Williams said...

Words of wisdom, indeed.