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Words of Wisdom

        So I got myself the Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II a while back, and in it they have a list of things people posted on a single website. And each of the things on the list are incredibly true and valid, plus some of them gave me a good laugh while reading. So I’m going to post the facts that are in the book as well as add my own on to the end. Please post more!! That’s the whole point of this page. Things that you know now that you think people who don’t know better ought to know! Thanks!

The ones from the book (pp 552-555)…

  • Don’t drink grape juice while wearing a white shirt and driving to school.
  • Don’t let your life wait for other people.
  • Dropping a cellular phone into the bathtub kinda kills the phone.
  • Your mother will find out if you dye your hair purple.
  • You haven’t really lived until you’ve gotten 48 on an Advanced Placement U.S. History test.
  • Don’t ever fall in love with someone who is more than one thousand miles away from you. It usually doesn’t work.
  • Milk crates make boring pets.
  • If it hurts, DON’T DO IT AGAIN!
  • That which does no kill you will ultimately make you stronger.
  • Speaking in public gets easier with practice.
  • Don’t sprint around a pool if you’r trying to impersonate Jim from Huck Finn.
  • Ten years from now most of what we freak out about won’t make nay difference.
  • All that’s gold doesn’t glisten.
  • Zits always pop up when you really can’t afford them.
  • Always stay after class because that’s where connections are made.
  • When in doubt, duck. When certain, don’t bother, ‘cause you’re already screwed.
  • While driving a car through a gate, always, ALWAYS make sure the gate is open! The consequences can be fatal to your car.
  • If you’re not living (I mean really living), you’re dead already.
  • Never pierce your belly button in the dark.
  • Just because someone flirts with you incessantly doesn’t necessarily mean he or she likes you.
  • If your calculus teacher tells you to quit talking after a test or he’ll give you a zero for your test grade, he means it. Really.
  • Sometimes smart people can do very, very stupid things.
  • Being nice to people will get you far.
  • The one person you can truly love is often right in front of you.
  • Never, ever, EVER let a member of the opposite sex make you compromise your standards. Never.
  • Nothing is ever too good to be true (said by Michael Faraday).
  • If you start to like a girl, her roommate will immediately start liking you.
  • Parents aren’t around forever, and you need to treasure them while they still are.
  • Don’t take the SAT twicve if you already have a good score in the first place.
  • Never do something if the risk is greater thant he reward.
  • Think carefully before you act.
  • Dreaming and doing go hand in hand.
  • Life moves fast, but not so fast that you can’t slow down and enjoy it.
  • Instead of waiting for life to get better, do something about it.
  • You REALLY should do what needs to be done NOW, and not later. Procrastination is the easiest way, but not the most profitable.
  • If your intuition is telling you not to do something, then don’t. your intuition isn’t stupid!
  • Cereal is a vital staple food for all college students. Who cares how ridiculous you look eating it at 7:30 PM?
  • If he doesn’t respect you, then he’s not worth any of your time.
  • Learn to play an electric guitar: young women really dig it.
  • Don’t juggle knives unless you’re really, really good at it.
  • If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Then give up. No sense being ridiculous about it.
  • Sticking things up your nose isn’t the smartest idea in the world.
  • You can’t light fireworks in the basement and not get caught.
  • Hair is flammable. VERY flammable.
  • Never ever trust your friend with a pair of scissors against your hair.
  • Dyeing hair strawberry blond that is already strawberry blond makes it strawberry pink.
  • White dogs and black pants don’t mix.
  • God doesn’t make junk!
  • Someday you will look back on this and it will all seem funny.
  • You never know when you’re making a memory.
  • Your heart does heal and you will love like this again – except that when you do, you’ll deny that you ever loved like this before.
  • Nothing matters if you don’t have loved ones to share it with. your siblings are incredibly precious. If you don’t know this now, you will – trust me!
  • If you can laugh at yourself, you are going to be fine.
  • If you allow others to laugh with you, you’ll be great!
  • Kissing is the most fun thing. Dancing is almost as fun.
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