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Forgotten Childhood Lessons

posted 6/15/2007 3:26:38 PM |
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This post is meant to illustrate to those of you that may be disenchanted with my prior writings that I'm NOT trying to be a jerk or think that I'm better than anyone else. I'm simply trying to remind everyone of a few things they may have forgotten as they grew up. Those important life lessons, interpreted for life as an adult.

Be Careful When Accepting Candy From Strangers

To paraphrase myself, I mentioned in a previous post that people online are only as real as you choose them to be. They're strangers, and what they show you online is their candy. Most of us would like to believe that, being adults, the sick people out there with the poisoned lollipops aren't after us. They are. Yes, most people will be straight and honest, but since not everyone is it's prudent to inspect what they give you before you eat it. I really hate to say this, since even I remember when it wasn't so, but trust should be earned slowly over a period of time, not given quickly with little reason.

Be Your Own Person

Express yourself. Follow your dreams. Don't let what others think determine who you are (yes, even if you're a bastard). The people who understand you will appreciate you being straightforward. And yes, someone ALWAYS understands you. In your worst rage and depression, in your greatest joys and success, the last thing you should feel is apprehension toward being yourself.

Love Yourself

If you can't love yourself, how can you expect others to love you. If you can't make yourself happy, how can you expect to make others happy? You know better than anyone else what you need and how to get it, so being kind to and loving yourself should be (and is) the easiest and most important love in the world. Everything can be taken away from you in a heartbeat -- yourself is the only thing that if taken away you won't mind (you'll be dead, after all). All love stems from self love.

Look Both Ways Before Crossing The Street

Be mindful of what you put online. 10 years from now it'll still be there, and you don't want to be blindsided by a grandchild asking why there's naked pictures (or otherwise) of you online. Remember when you were glad that you didn't get that Metallica tattoo in high school? Forethought is the idea that a little bit now will pay off more later.

Don't Eat That

Seriously. I saw you drop it on the floor/pick it. You should really know better by now. Yes, I'm talking to you.

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Ewe_Wish

Jun 15 @ 3:46PM  
Very good!! for a kid LOL
Ashinatrix

Jun 15 @ 4:39PM  
Be Careful When Accepting Candy From Strangers
-learned that when I was little during Halloween time.....sure has come in handy
Be Your Own Person
-aways have been, always will be....it makes me friends, and enemies...
Love Yourself
-I do a lot more that I used to....still working on it though
Look Both Ways Before Crossing The Street
-my personal assistant does that for me.....
Don't Eat That
-no shit!!!! no such thing as the 3 second rule....and trust me on this one.....just cuz the devil missed it doesnt mean that god kissed it!!!!!!








Ashinatrix

Jun 15 @ 4:43PM  
May I please comment on one other thing...........??

Be mindful of what you put online. 10 years from now it'll still be there, and you don't want to be blindsided
......someone needs to remind hopon of this....seriously

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