Advice To Be Passed Down From Generation To Generation
Ever stand there wide-eyed, opened jaw, in aw at how ridiculous some people are? There are certain words of wisdom that should be passed down from one generation to the next, and so on… And while the world changes and times change, some things should not! (why fix something that’s not broken, am I right?!) I know the good advice seems like common sense but sadly some people have no common sense and this advice will be like gold to them! PLUS, whether we know it or not, it’s still good to share this advice as a learning tool and as a reminder.
We shall continue to teach our youth the best dang advice we were taught so we don’t have thoughtless numbskulls running the world later… here are the top wise, smart, thought-provoking words of wisdom we should continue to preach over and over and over again…
Words Of Wisdom!
- Treat others how you would want to be treated. R-E-S-P-E-C-T, sAng it Aretha!
- Live and LEARN (learn from your mistakes as well as others mistakes!)
- If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. (say whattttt Eloise?!) this is what it means… originating in the 16th century, which suggests if wishing could make things happen, then even the most destitute people would have everything they wanted. No one would work hard for what they wanted.(one of my grandma’s used to say this all the time… and now my dad does!)
- Actions Speak Louder than words/ don’t tell me show me! Check out my post on this topic after you read this one, of course!… click here!
- There’s nothing like a hard days work! (you’ve got to work hard for what you want!)
- Don’t bite the hand that feeds you! meaning don’t repay generosity or kindness with ingratitude and injury.
- Think before you act/speak. Once it’s done or said you can’t take it back! (will you be able to live with it!)
- Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.
- Just say NO!
- Eloise is ALWAYS right! (teach the youth this please!- my family too!) just kidding people! ~wink-wink~
- Don’t hold grudges. (it’s a waste of time and energy)
- Don’t raise your voice, rather improve your argument.
- Live the way you want to be remembered.
- Be generous, not greedy!
- Have an open mind and heart for ALL people and ALL things.
- Go out and make opportunities happen, don’t wait for them to come to you!
- Be appreciative with what you have.
- Failure is never trying.
- Practice what you preach.
- Laughter is the best medicine.
A great way to prepare the youth for the real world is to share the wisdom AND role play with them. Peer pressure can be difficult, but if they know what to say and how to get out of situations (or stay away from situations) then they’ll have a better chance of sticking up for their morals and themselves. I’ll give you an example…When they’re faced with drugs/alcohol they can say NO and add ‘I’m not trying to talk you out of it so don’t try to talk me into it!’ I used to say that all the time and it worked! (and I still kept my friends, I still had fun, and I was happy to stick to my guns!-it can be done!)
There seems to be countless ‘words of wisdom’ to give… find out what is most important to you to pass on to others. Feel free to share some of your own in the comments.
Have a great day readers!
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