Thursday, April 7, 2005

WORDS OF WISDOM, (yes, I do have some) Weekend Assignment #54

This Weekend's Assignment is Words to the Wise, or more specifically what single piece of wisdom have I learned from a personal life experience.  My most widely known piece of advice was actually the topic of a recent post of mine, yesterdays to be exact.  However I do not believe that it would qualify as being learned through personal experience for as profound as the saying "Don't swallow your bubblegum because if you fart you will blow a bubble out of your butt" is, it has yet to be proven.

There fore I will nominate my 2nd favorite:  "Don't say or do anything behind a person's back that you wouldn't say or do infront of their face".  Don't sneak because you will get caught.  Don't lie because the truth will be revealed.  Don't call in sick so you can attend a banquet because it will be televised and your boss will see you on the 6 o'clock news!

Would the teenaged me have taken my own advice?  Absolutely not!  I didn't take my parents advice, why would I take my own?  And when my children tune my advice out like a TV-land rerun because they are from Generation X and know better, I just smile because I  DO know better .... I know that one day they too will be parents with little Ultra GenX kids of their own!  And I will be sitting back laughing and singing 'I told you so!'

9 comments:

heathyrxmarie said...

That is SO true, Dorn! LOL!  I guess I should start paying attention, or my kids are going to be JUST like me!

Oh boy.
Hugs,
xo
Heather

sdoscher458 said...

Oh yeah..I'm already doing it.  My daughter had told me she was never having kids...well, she has four...outdid me by one....you know that old say have one like you?  well, times it by four..LOL........Sandi

hestiahomeschool said...

You ARE wise!!

mutualaide said...

Lies and sneaky...the two 'sins' we were punished for as kids....we learned very early they were no-no's!  Good advice.

purplectigger said...

I agree with you on that. I try real hard to never say anything behind someone's back that I wouldn't say to their face. But my big mouth always gets me into trouble. LOL. I'm learning and doing better.
Hugs, R.C.

monponsett said...

The bubblegum thing doesn't work, btw...

Stacey

csandhollow said...

I do like that i told you so!!!!

cneinhorn said...

great words of wisdom Dorn...

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cyndygee said...

You could have combined your first favorite bit of advice WITH your second and simply suggested:

"Don't fart in someone's face OR even behind their back!"

I like it!