Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Mensa Yenta's Words of Wisdom for Life

If I can give you some words of wisdom for life then this would be it. Patience is a virtue. Treat people the way that you would like to be treated. Have a good sense of humor. Smile. Always accept constructive criticism and compliments. Always say thank you and you are welcome. Learn when to apologize. Sometimes you will have to say that you are sorry even if you are sure that you are right. Love others but let yourself be loved. Try to be as optimistic about things as you can be. Remember though that life is a pendulum. Sometimes it will swing in your favor and sometimes it won't. Life is not fair, get used to it. Be kind to your elders, even if they are only ten years older than you. Trust me, although you may not believe it, they know more than you. Remember that with age there is wisdom. If you don't get wiser as you get older, you will only get older. Trust your instincts. Admit when you are wrong. Be humble. Know that there is a fine line between being confident and being cocky; be confident. Be persistent. You will get out of this world what you put into it. Do well in school. You can never be too smart. Never be embarrassed of being an exceptional student; it will pay off later in life. Remember that knowledge is power. Always take time to smell the roses. Take a step back to see where you've been, where you are now, and where you would like to go. Vote. This is your way of having a say who will help make your city, state, or country a better place to live in. Listen. You will gain more knowledge by doing so. Remember that actions speak louder than words. It is not just what people say, it is what they do, or don't do for that matter. Take a stance for what you believe in but know that compromising goes a long way. Learn how to fend for yourself. Never rely on anyone to do things for you. You can't take care of others unless you take care of yourself first. Have dignity for yourself. Do not let people walk all over you. Do for others without expecting anything in return. Remember that giving is better than receiving. Giving is receiving. Do not take life for granted. Always tell your parents that you love them. Know that you are special. Yes, you are one of a kind and that there will never be anyone like you and that there has never been anyone like you. Enjoy life. Know that things are never as bad as they may seem. Also know that when you are on top, you can, and will come down. There is nothing more important than family. Friends come and go, trust me on this one. Never take any friendship for granted. Do not burn your bridges. You never know when you will need someone for a job recommendation. Be healthy. Watch what you eat because you are what you eat. Exercise as much as you can. Do not be hypocritical. Say what you'll do then do what you say. Get a second opinion but know that too many opinions will just confuse you. Less is more. Remember that first impressions go a long way. Read between the lines. Learn body language. It will help you determine when someone is not being truthful with you. Be truthful to others. Remember that your word is everything. Life is not predictable. Just whn you think you have all the answers life will throw you a curve ball. Just follow my motto, "you never know". If you can retain even half of what I have said here than you will be better off in life.

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