Day 23, Thursday: Things you've learned that school won't teach you
Manners MatterPlease and Thank You are two of the most important phrases in the English language, yet people so often forget them. Minding your manners will get you far in life. Knowing etiquette and how to act in certain situations can be a saving grace. Sure, the 'stuffy' old manners of yesteryear are gone, but being polite and kind is something that will never go out of style.
The Bad Guys Will Sometimes Win
This is a SUCKY truth, but it's true. You're taught that justice and GOOD will prevail in school, but sometimes they don't. Sometimes the bad guy gets off on a stupid law inconsistency and is free. Sometimes darkness triumphs over the light. Often the big CEO's and Presidents of companies have reached their status by being dishonest and cheating and will never be called out. Cheaters often prosper. But, I take solace in knowing that MOST of the time the GOOD GUYS will beat the BAD BUYS!
Move and Eat Healthy
Sure, NOW school's are trying to push children to eat healthy, but when I was in school...pshaw. I learned EVERYTHING from my mother, a collegiate gymnast and coach. We were RARELY allowed to watch TV during the week and computer time was learning time ONLY. Once homework was done, we were outside playing or going to a team practice. Even though I struggle with managing HEALTHY food choices with YUMMY food choices, I KNOW what I should be doing. We always had balanced meals as kids and it's something that has stuck with me to this day. Learning to MOVE and eat healthy at a young age makes it easier to implement as our bodies change.