Monday, June 11, 2007

Advice for all.

I have been alive for 24 years and a half years, exactly! During this time I have learnt absolutely loads of things, some of this information has invaluable, some has been truly awful.
For example one person once told me that during football matches, professionals would put chewing gum underneath their armpits, to keep it safe. As i only about six or seven i chose to believe this. I found out years later, that, that infact was a lie. So in order to keep you safe i feel it only fair to dispense five, important pieces of advice.

1. Stay safe! There is nothing worse than feeling in unsafe in a situation, once i was in a car and felt slightly unnerved by my level of comfort. Yes i was comfortable, but i was too comfortable. That's when i noticed that i wasn't wearing my seat belt. So without any time wasting whatsoever i proceeded to attatch my seat belt. For the rest of the journey i was a little more uncomfortable, but i was safer. And safety should never be underestimated.

2. Learn how to count. Imagine how foolish people would think you are if you couldn't count?

2. Be nice. Ever met somebody who was rude? I bet you didn't like that person did you? Well imagine for a second that that person was you. Yes, how would you feel if somebody thought you were being rude??? So don't be horrible, be nice. It won't cost you a thing.

3. Tell the truth. Telling the truth is a basic piece of advice. sure, we've all told afew lies in the past and may have got away with it, but what if you get caught? I'll give a quick example of concequences of being caught lying. Once i was watching neighbours (bbc 1 17:35 mon-fri) when i noticed that one of the characters had told a lie to his girlfriend. I thought to myself "there's no way he's going to get away with that". Sure enough two weeks later Beth found out and dumped Charlie almost straight away. So there you are: honesty, truly the best policy.

4. Be careful with your money. Money is great if used properly. It's easy to spend but hard to earn. A great example of this would be the Roman empire. Maintaining an army to defend the border of the empire from barbarian attacks was a constant drain on the government. Military spending left few resources for other vital activities, such as providing public housing and maintaining quality roads and aqueducts. Frustrated Romans lost their desire to defend the empire. The empire had to begin hiring soldiers recruited from the unemployed city mobs or worse from foreign counties. such an army was not only unreliable, but very expensive.The emperors were forced to raise taxes frequently which in turn led again to increased inflation.

5. Take fun seriously. Almost everyone enjoys having fun.I, for one, have fun almost twice a day.That's enough for me. But other people have fun almost twenty times (maybe more i am yet to count) a day! That's too much fun. my advice: never become a clown.

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