Day 23: Things you’ve learned that school won’t teach you

Day 23: Things you’ve learned that school won’t teach you

  1. That relationships are hard work and the best ones transform you into a better human being in much the same way carbon becomes a diamond: through pressure.
  2. High school never really ends. Women will continue to judge one another on the basis of appearance and tear one another down to win the attention of a guy or the title of Queen Bee. Some people’s devotion to fashion and particular labels will endure. Popularity contests will move from the classroom to the office.
  3. You need 4 things in life to survive: oxygen, water, food and your closest friends.
  4. Your wardrobe will tell others a lot about others, especially what you think about yourself.
  5. Imagination and hope are half the battle.
  6. You won’t get very far without a sense of humor.
  7. In real life, you can’t go running to your teacher or to the dean. You have to learn how to handle the bullies, the slackers and the annoying (but often right) know-it-alls. Those people grow up to be adults and they’ll work with you in an office.
  8. Your electives will probably become your hobbies. Keep them in your life.
  9. Do not stop reading!! Read to your children. Reach for a book instead of the television remote or for your smart phone.
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