We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
24) Don't ever loan your friends money if you want to keep them as friends. After all, if they were good with money and were likely to pay you back in a timely manner, they probably wouldn't need the loan in the first place.
Reminds me of something I heard a comic say: You know those Slim Fast commercials where they tell you: have a shake for breakfast and a shake for lunch--then just eat a sensible meal for dinner? IF I COULD EAT A SENSIBLE MEAL, I WOULDN'T NEED SLIM FAST!
I have to disagree with several, but the one that struck me the quickest was #9:
"9) College is a lot more work than high school and your job will be a lot more work than college was."
Nope. In college, getting my engineering degree, I was in an internship program. I went to school full-time while working part-time every other quarter, and then worked full-time while going to school for an evening or night class every other quarter.
Graduating, and moving to my first full-time professional engineering position was a breeze in comparison. No more returning from a full days work only to go to class, and do homework. No more going from a full day of classes and lectures to the work place, and then home to do homework until I fell asleep. I couldn't handle that pace today.
Go to work, do a 9- or 10-hour day, and then come home and be DONE. And get PAID for it, instead of paying for the privilege of having non-English-speaking professors use our homework to correct the errors in the textbook they were trying to write.
Heinlein's "Notebooks of Lazarus Long" are a better guide to life.