Nothing worse than cheap shoes kids, they hurt your feet and end up falling apart. Spending some money on shoes that will last and wont hurt you is always a good investment.
When you start your jobs and your careers, remember that you need to be willing to do whatever it takes and to not be afraid to fail. The people who succeed in the workplace take on challenges and always do whatever takes. The worst thing you can do is to have an attitude that you’re entitled to something. Nobody owes you anything, go and earn it.
Everyone has stress in this world and your stress is no more important than anyone else. How you handle your stress is your choice. If you choose to let it ruin your whole day and get you down, that’s your choice. So keep your heads up kids and don’t let life get you down, it’s not so bad.
The friends and family you love and remember the most in your life are the ones that show up for things. Funerals being an important one. People who show up for the tough times are ones you should count on, anybody can be there for you during the easy times kids.
Never assume kids. Don’t assume you know what people are going through. Don’t assume you always know the answer. Instead of assuming, just listen. You’ll be surprised by how much you don’t know.
Kids being different is okay. In fact it’s better than okay, it’s great. Growing up different made me who I am and I’m better for it. Being the same is boring. Embrace all the fun things that make you different and never let someone make you feel bad for not being the same as them. Especially when most of them are just boring milk toast who are too afraid to branch out of whatever bubble they’ve created for themselves. Let your freak flag fly kids.
Fear protects you, but fear also holds you back kids. Don’t be afraid to try new things because you might fail. The beauty in failure is that once you fail, you’re not afraid anymore about failing. So don’t be afraid to try that new sport, to take on that new class, or to talk to that person. The worst thing that can happen to you is that you fail, and that’s okay.
You get what you put in with kids. This stretches beyond adolescents/childhood. Kids always look to their parents for guidance/advice/empathy. Being a parent doesn’t stop when your kids turn 18, embrace the challenge and make your kids feel wanted even when you’re old and gray and we’re dead and gone.
When you have kids and hopefully I’m a grandparent, make sure you listen to your kids and don’t over parent. Let your kids fail. Failure is what breeds success in children, not micromanaging. The best thing that can happen is for your kid to learn from their failure.
What’s a bean counter? Basically it’s an accountant. It’s a fine profession. I’m using as a pejorative here really to describe a personality trait as opposed to a profession. Don’t keep score in all of your personal relationships, it just makes people resent you and makes them think everything is a transaction with you.