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    Lightbulb What Lessons/Principles Should be Taught to the Youth of Today?

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    from a Rapper to a request from a Teacher...





    Agree with his thoughts?


    What do you think it's most important for kids to be taught, to create a stellar future generation?


    If you ARE a parent, what is most important for you to pass on? Do you think it's more important to impart wisdom or to teach by living as an example?

    If you aren't a parent, what WOULD you want to impart? Or, what DO you like to teach the kids that are a part of your life?


    If you are a youth, what do you wish you would get more practical help with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloudpatrol View Post

    If you aren't a parent, what WOULD you want to impart? Or, what DO you like to teach the kids that are a part of your life?
    I would tell them that networking is pretty important early on.
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    Pain and struggle are unavoidable aspects of life. Everyone has to deal with it at some point in some form or another. Better to confront them early and learn how to manage them in healthy, non-self-destructive ways.

    Sometimes the best lessons can be found in failure.

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    That education matters, even if you don't think so, and it's a community effort, not just an individual effort.

    This generation seems to get this more than the others in the past which is fantastic, but it's still not enough and hasn't reached every area yet. We have a long way to go.

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    The most valuable currency in the world is time: learn to say "no".

    To lose and win gracefully.

    If one hates their job it is better to resign than allow it to make them ill: no job is better than a bad job.

    Sometimes only one can help themselves: mummy and daddy will not always be there to help one.

    Surround oneself with positive people: cut out anyone from life who undermines ones dreams.

    Learn everyday and embrace what ones life is trying to teach them.; learn from the things what go well and learn from the things that go wrong.

    If one can not find a way to retire then it is best that they find a job which allows then to do would do anyway if they were unemployed; If one like wasting their time on the Internet get a job as an administrative assistant, if one likes meeting weirdos become a psychiatrist, if one wants to write a book on a obscure subject then become an academic anthropologist, if one like eating food then become a chef. if one likes talking then become a politician or car salesman, and if they like drinking tea then get a job at Starbucks.

    Read everyday: read everything one can, do not just read about things one knows about, read about people, read other people's behaviour, read about oneself, read those animals, read the flowers, read all the trees, read the sun, read the stars, and read the world!!!

    Be kind to oneself, have coping mechanisms. and reward oneself.

    Empathy is the key to connecting with people.
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    Narcissism, plain and simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloudpatrol View Post
    If you ARE a parent, what is most important for you to pass on? Do you think it's more important to impart wisdom or to teach by living as an example?
    Oh, example is so incredibly important, I can't overstate it. You can impart wisdom, you can teach everything under the sun but if you take the - do as I say, not as I do - attitude, it's going to be poorly received. Children know what they see. If that conflicts with what you say, you're wasting your time.

    Be honest with them about people and the world. Don't shelter them to the point where they can't handle anything. Basically you have to let them experience and fall down. If you have been setting a good example of how to handle the fall, they'll learn how to get up again and not just stay down on the ground waiting for someone to pick them up.

    They also need to know that someone has their back. My sons were young when I left their father and he checked out of their lives fairly quickly after. They have thanked me many times for being there, not letting them stay in that bad situation and for always being there for them ever since. That means a lot to me and now that they are grown, we can talk about it. But had I stayed in that situation with them, I'm not sure if we would even be talking today.
    I like to rock n' roll all night and *part* of every day. I usually have errands... I can only rock from like 1-3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinclair View Post
    Pain and struggle are unavoidable aspects of life. Everyone has to deal with it at some point in some form or another. Better to confront them early and learn how to manage them in healthy, non-self destructive ways.

    Sometimes the best lessons can be found in failure.
    Oh I am loving all the answers and will return to respond more. For now, I wanted to say how much I value this wise perspective Sin.

    When I was in Kindergarten there was a boy - Andrew - who I held hands with every day at nap time. My Teacher was aghast when she realized this and made sure Andrew and I were separated from then on.

    I was devastated and told my Dad. He comforted me and wiped my tears and then sat me down across from Him. He explained that life is not fair and we cannot have the expectation of justice. But, how I could live in a way that coped with pain and disappointment. I was really little but remember it vividly and carry those thoughts with me still!

    I love that you embrace the idea winning = despite failure, Sinclair *hug*
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    Work smarter, not harder.
    Be yourself, don't follow the crowd.
    Trust yourself.
    Your test scores don't define you, you do.
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    Of course it is happening inside your head, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
    -J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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    I'm teaching my daughters self reliance.

    Easy right? No it isnt, but everything I show and teach them reduces to self reliance. From teaching them confidence and in the process imparting upon them the model they can use for themselves in the future, to self discipline to learning to think more critically and outside the box to making them more self aware of their emotional state of mind and to overcome fears. I focus on giving them tools vs. the how.

    It's all an effort to make them strong, independent (of others, including the government and government handouts) and self reliant.

    They can cook for themselves, they clean up after themselves, wash their own clothes, they hate being sick and missing school and they do their homework without being told or reminded. Life is serious business yo and when the zombies come my daughters are going to be ready

    When you make the mundane fun by making it a game or you positively incentivize your kids and combined with the tools you give them they end up doing all the heavy lifting of figuring things out with minimal need for me to 'tell' them. All I do is guide, usually by asking them questions. Therefore the conclusions they draw are their 'own' and they are more likely to internalize them.

    Start young.
    "The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents... Some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new Dark Age. " - H.P. Lovecraft

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    I'm really enjoying reading the wisdom these older members have, and trying to think of how I can apply it to my life when I wake up in the morning.
    6w7 // 2w3 // xxx
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