What do you know now that you wish you had known then?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CityGirlintheCountry, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    I am teaching a class of college seniors next semester. I would like cover some "get ready for life" kind of things as we go through the semester. Here's where I need your help. What things do you know now (as a... ahem... mature adult) that you wish you had known or understood as a 20-something year old? It can be anything from financial advice to personal to professional. What would you tell this generation as they get ready to enter the workforce?
  2. beachchickie

    beachchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2009
    Life is way to short to be too serious. Take time to listen to people. Take time to help people. Nothing is as important as God and family, especially not work.
  3. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    That the pecking order of high school does not apply to real world scenarios.
  4. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Credit cards are evil...............do I need to say more? [​IMG]
  5. beachchickie

    beachchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2009
    Oh and financial-save, save, save. Don't borrow. Pay cash. Give often. Material things are truly worthless. Clothes go out of style. Things have to be dusted and moved and admired. Oh how silly I was. People are so much more important.
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Mom and Dad were right.
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    What you want at 20 is rarely what you need at 30. What you need at 30 rarely resembles what you want at 40. Wash, rinse, repeat.
  8. Hens4Fun

    Hens4Fun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2009
    Sacramento, California
    Like all teens, thought I knew it all [​IMG] . . . . but I am constantly learning! And it can be from someone younger or older ..... someone with less education, but more life experience ..... it can be anyone! I just have to be open to listening [​IMG]
  9. duck walk

    duck walk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2009
    white springs, fl
    time is precious...when it is gone, it is gone...use it wisely...and don't be afraid to be selfish with your time at times...NO is a very good word...
  10. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    The ones I learned from my grandfather are:
    If you can't wear it, eat it ,or sleep in it /on it, you don't need it. Everything else is a want.

    If you do not have cash to buy it out right, you should not buy it. Be it land, house, or car. (that was a real hard one, but we are glad we don't have to worry about making any payments. Things are old..but working.)

    Save your money and buy the best quality offered. If you buy cheep, then you will buy often, thus spending more money in the long run.

    Education is the one thing that can not be taken away by the banks or the tax man. Always keep learning.

    The one my husband and I have come to agree on is: If you do not have the time and money to do it right the first time, then you will never have the time and money to correct it.

    The one I believe is the most important is: ALWAYS make time for a child. The smallest things now may be a world of big later on.

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