10 Things I Wish I knew When I Graduated High School

10 Things I Wish I knew When I Graduated High School

  1. Your parents will generally give you the safer advice.
  • They’re struggling with you going from being a baby, living at home, to going and becoming an adult. That’s tough for them. Go make your own mistakes. Just don’t make the big ones.
  1. Always carry a condom.
  • Because if you get in the heat of the moment and you ain’t got a condom, you may find yourself saying: “Damn!” (Courtesy of The Biz Doc) 
  1. Most of your current best friends in the world will just be acquaintances in no time.
  • You’ll be surprised at how new co-workers and mentors take their place. 
  1. Some teachers have no clue what the hell they’re talking about.
  • Even the ones that look very smart.
  1. Bernie Sanders looks and sounds cool.
  • However,  socialism, and communism does not work. 
  1. Don’t waste mommy and daddy’s money on useless degrees.
  • Some examples are fine arts and philosophy.
  1. If someone hasn’t broken your heart yet, they will. 
  • It’s a part of life it happens. You will be ok and it may actually be a good thing for you. 
  1. Your metabolism will eventually get the best of you. 
  • So remember that all this pizza, ice cream and junk food you can get away with today won’t process as fast forever. Look how many 30 and 40 year olds have “love handles”.
  1. If you’re still a virgin …you’re not the only virgin on the planet. 
  • Just don’t stay a virgin until you’re 40 or they may make a movie out of you. 😉
  1. Life is very expensive
  • Don’t let a boyfriend, girlfriend, teacher, anybody fool you that money doesn’t matter. Money definitely matters.
  • Mortgage payments are expensive.

  • Kids are expensive.

  • Marriage is expensive.

  • Everything’s expensive.

  • Go make your money.

You’re generally gonna make one of five choices.

  1. Go to college.

  2. Get a job.

  3. Become a soldier and join the military (That’s how I started).

  4. You’ll start a business.

  5. Do nothing.

Regardless of which choice you make, each one will come with it’s own decisions and consequences. However, the sooner you get clear on what you want out of life, that’s when you develop an edge on others in life. Hopefully you make that decision sooner than later. 

4 Life Lessons I Teach My Kids

  1. Lead.
  • In anything you do.
  • Lead the people that are around you.
  1. Improve daily.
  2. Respect people.
  • even the ones you disagree with.
  1. Love people.
  • Simply love on people. 
  • Don’t get bullied, don’t bully others and eventually something good will end up happening to you.

Congratulations on graduating from high school. Go live a great life.


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