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What advice would you give? #13194559 06/24/19 01:10 PM
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It's graduation party season. What's the best advice you ever got? What's the best advice you'd give to a recent graduate?


"Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley." -A.L.

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One word.... Plastics.

Re: What advice would you give? [Re: Jpurdue] #13194568 06/24/19 01:14 PM
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I think mine would be. "Don't sweat the small stuff. It's all small stuff."


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Re: What advice would you give? [Re: Jpurdue] #13194573 06/24/19 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Scagnetti
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My granddad told me once I got my first real job that I need to get 10k in savings, put 10% of my paycheck to the 401k, right away, don't even act like you ever had it, you won't miss it, and before you start doing stupid stuff to your vehicles like lifts and sound systems, it better be paid off. All those years later, these were the best things I ever did.


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Originally Posted by cocodrie
My granddad told me once I got my first real job that I need to get 10k in savings, put 10% of my paycheck to the 401k, right away, don't even act like you ever had it, you won't miss it, and before you start doing stupid stuff to your vehicles like lifts and sound systems, it better be paid off. All those years later, these were the best things I ever did.


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Originally Posted by cocodrie
My granddad told me once I got my first real job that I need to get 10k in savings, put 10% of my paycheck to the 401k, right away, don't even act like you ever had it, you won't miss it, and before you start doing stupid stuff to your vehicles like lifts and sound systems, it better be paid off. All those years later, these were the best things I ever did.

How does he feel about the LED lights in the wheel wells you have on your truck?

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He's rolling over in his grave


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College graduate--forget just about every "political ideology" that any college professor tried to embed in his/her brain. Then, decide exactly what he/she wants to do, and plan out the steps to get there. The quicker a person decides, the faster he/she will achieve.

High school graduate--do NOT listen to any "political ideology" than any college professor tries to embed in his/her brain. Then, get a job, pick a college but make sure you remind professors your are their to learn subjects A, B or C, and NOT be bombarded by political ideology or join the military for 2 years.

Addendum: A college graduate may want to travel for 6 months to a year if "$$$" allows for it, but not the same for a high school graduate. They are still too young to see the globe.

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Re: What advice would you give? [Re: Jpurdue] #13194610 06/24/19 01:56 PM
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Re: What advice would you give? [Re: Jpurdue] #13194618 06/24/19 02:00 PM
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I tell kids today that find their passion then look at the crossroads to that job/career. For example, if they like to cook; they could flip burgers or be a chef-the difference is a little more education and a bigger paycheck. If they like law, they could be a court reporter or a lawyer-the difference, again, is education and a bigger paycheck. But, if at all possible, be your own boss and start your own company. Owners work harder and get the most benefits. My 2nd career I did that and glad I did (private investigation business). (my 1st career was in law enforcement and I would do that again too!)


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Re: What advice would you give? [Re: PondFish] #13194635 06/24/19 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by PondFish
One word.... Plastics.



Pledgerism. That's a line from a movie called The Graduate.


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Re: What advice would you give? [Re: Jpurdue] #13194644 06/24/19 02:23 PM
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From Coach John Wooden

1. Promise yourself that you will talk health, happiness, and prosperity as often as possible.

2. Promise yourself to make all your friends know there is something in them that is special and that you value.

3. Promise to think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best in yourself and others.

4. Promise to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

5. Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

6. Promise to forget the mistakes of the past and press on to greater achievements in the future.

7. Promise to wear a cheerful appearance at all times and give every person you meet a smile.

8. Promise to give so much time to improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

9. Promise to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit trouble to press on you.


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Originally Posted by bill oxner
Originally Posted by PondFish
One word.... Plastics.



Pledgerism. That's a line from a movie called The Graduate.

Is Pledgerism a condition where you recite the pledge 24/7?

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That its OK not to have all the answers at 22. Reality is you will not have them at 42 or 62 either.

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Originally Posted by JayC41
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Originally Posted by PondFish
One word.... Plastics.



Pledgerism. That's a line from a movie called The Graduate.

Is Pledgerism a condition where you recite the pledge 24/7?

He definitely didn't steal that word from anyone.

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Originally Posted by bill oxner
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One word.... Plastics.



Pledgerism. That's a line from a movie called The Graduate.



You got the line, but didn't realize it was a joke?


And this..., Strippers don't make good girlfriends

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My advice would be to participate in pledgerism.

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The world does not owe you anything, work hard and earn what you want, it will always mean more to you.

Money can't buy you happiness, but the lack of money can cause you much unhappiness.

Learn from your mistakes and enjoy your successes.

Don't dwell on negative things.

Start saving now for retirement.

There will always be another ball game, another day to work, another day to mow the yard....but the days being able to sit and play with your children are very limited.

Be Happy.

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Don't be afraid to JUMP....most people sit safely and take the conservative route. Every failure....and there will be plenty is a step closer to success. And there is no better time than when your young and bolder. Like...what do you have to loose...your house? car?

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I try to encourage graduates to become a person to the professor and not a number. Even if you understand the content, schedule an appointment, make something up and go make them think you care. I also elaborate that the amount of time they are about to have will allow for all of their activities. Many kids are going from attending school 8am to 330pm plus whatever they do extra such as sports, band, ag, ect 20 to 25 hours a week in college will put you in a position to be successful. Use the other 40 your awake for whatever you want or get a job.

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My dad once told me, "There are three things in life that can make a grown a** man do almost anything. Fear, money, and p****y. You control them or they'll control you." He also sent me exactly one letter when I was in Marine Corps boot camp. It was a long letter, but it contained the encouraging advice at the time, "Remember, you're no worse than the man in front of you, and no better than the man behind you." He was a former Marine himself and knew of what he spoke.


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