Tuesday, November 17, 2015

November Nuggets of Wisdom #17

Don't worry about whether or not your passions, hobbies, and interests are "cool" or not. If you're an adult or teenager who likes kids' shows and movies, don't be ashamed. If you're a Trekkie or a Star Wars fan or a Lord of the Rings nut, embrace that. The more you embrace your own interests, the happier you are. If anyone makes fun of you, it's just because they are jealous that they aren't as happy as you.

If you can, try to learn a musical instrument. It will expand your mind.

As much as school sucks sometimes, you will need it later in life. Yes, even chemistry. Chemistry especially. Chemistry will teach you why you should NEVER mix bleach and lime-away (or CLR, or vinegar). That's a real-life application that can actually save your life. Don't believe me? Ask your science teacher.

And yes, you need math too. Especially unit conversion. Especially when you live in the United States where we don't use metric. Algebra and trigonometry, too, depending on what career path you choose. Also, don't underestimate arithmetic. Someday you will be working a cash register and somebody will give you an odd change amount and you'll accidentally skip the screen that tells you how much change you need to give them.

On a related note, learn how to count back change.


  1. Hi A,
    My daughter, Anna, reads your blog and follows your writings. I love this post. Thank you for your encouraging and uplifting content and for giving young people the permission to be who they are. It's good for them to hear that over and over from adults they respect. Keep writing to inspire people to think, laugh and want to write more.

    1. Trena, I apologize for not replying to your comment sooner. I have been busy and the blog has fallen a bit by the wayside. Thank you very much for your kind words! I am glad you liked this post and delighted that your daughter enjoys my blog. God bless!