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May 12, 2019 18:08:41   #
badbobby (a regular here)
 
Some of you are done with school. It is that season after all. You wore the hat. You wore the gown. You partied like it was 1979. You are now ready to address the world. Hello, world. And you’re special and you know this is true because everyone your whole life long has been telling you that you’re special. Good things are surely coming your way.

I hate to be the bringer of bad news but adult life isn’t much like anything you’ve experienced so far. In the real world, there aren’t any consolation prizes and no one gives a crap about you. Worse than that in the real world everyone is trying to screw you in one way or another. There are no safe spaces unless you get a union job and even in such employment you’ll have to keep your head down.

What you’re going to find is that life isn’t about all the wonderfulness you’ve been taught or actually more like indoctrinated to believe. Life is about survival and procreation. Whether you live half naked in the forest or take a helicopter ride to work in the city, you must work to survive. How well you survive depends on your work ethic, your ability to adapt to change quickly, and how smart and hard you work. If you fail to procreate whatever is unique and special about you dies with you.






This is the harsh reality of the world you are entering. You will not be traveling the world with your surfboard and if you do, you are throwing away some of the most productive years of your life. You don’t need a year “off” you’ve been in Disney World your entire life and the sooner you face reality and face it head on, the better off you’ll be in every way.
From this point on life will scare the crap out of you every second of every day. You’ll have to pay the car, insurance, apartment, electricity, water, gas, oil, cable, internet, phone every single month for the rest of your life no matter what happens to you and that is even before you take one bite of a sandwich. You’re going to have to figure out how to do that and you’ll be starting on the bottom no matter how fresh the ink is on that sheep’s cloth.

So get a grip and snap out of it. Being an adult isn’t wonderful it is hard work and often frightening. Bad things are going to happen to you and those closest to you and you’ll have to be ready for them. The time has come for you to put away childish things.

It isn’t all doom and gloom. If you do well you’ll retire to a nice golf course community and buy yourself a golf car that looks like a Hummer or a Dune Buggy. Your children and grandchildren will come down for Spring Break and you’ll visit them for Christmas. There will be people who love you to take care of you when you are no longer capable. You’ll watch generations blossom before you and see your own legacy before you pass into the great beyond.

If you don’t screw it up.



Good luck.



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May 12, 2019 18:23:42   #
slatten49 (a regular here)
 
badbobby wrote:
Some of you are done with school. It is that season after all. You wore the hat. You wore the gown. You partied like it was 1979. You are now ready to address the world. Hello, world. And you’re special and you know this is true because everyone your whole life long has been telling you that you’re special. Good things are surely coming your way.

I hate to be the bringer of bad news but adult life isn’t much like anything you’ve experienced so far. In the real world, there aren’t any consolation prizes and no one gives a crap about you. Worse than that in the real world everyone is trying to screw you in one way or another. There are no safe spaces unless you get a union job and even in such employment you’ll have to keep your head down.

What you’re going to find is that life isn’t about all the wonderfulness you’ve been taught or actually more like indoctrinated to believe. Life is about survival and procreation. Whether you live half naked in the forest or take a helicopter ride to work in the city, you must work to survive. How well you survive depends on your work ethic, your ability to adapt to change quickly, and how smart and hard you work. If you fail to procreate whatever is unique and special about you dies with you.

This is the harsh reality of the world you are entering. You will not be traveling the world with your surfboard and if you do, you are throwing away some of the most productive years of your life. You don’t need a year “off” you’ve been in Disney World your entire life and the sooner you face reality and face it head on, the better off you’ll be in every way.

From this point on life will scare the crap out of you every second of every day. You’ll have to pay the car, insurance, apartment, electricity, water, gas, oil, cable, internet, phone every single month for the rest of your life no matter what happens to you and that is even before you take one bite of a sandwich. You’re going to have to figure out how to do that and you’ll be starting on the bottom no matter how fresh the ink is on that sheep’s cloth.

So get a grip and snap out of it. Being an adult isn’t wonderful it is hard work and often frightening. Bad things are going to happen to you and those closest to you and you’ll have to be ready for them. The time has come for you to put away childish things.

It isn’t all doom and gloom. If you do well you’ll retire to a nice golf course community and buy yourself a golf car that looks like a Hummer or a Dune Buggy. Your children and grandchildren will come down for Spring Break and you’ll visit them for Christmas. There will be people who love you to take care of you when you are no longer capable. You’ll watch generations blossom before you and see your own legacy before you pass into the great beyond.

If you don’t screw it up.

Good luck.
Some of you are done with school. It is that seaso... (show quote)

BB, you are one heck of a motivational speaker.

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May 12, 2019 19:48:06   #
son of witless (a regular here)
 
badbobby wrote:
Some of you are done with school. It is that season after all. You wore the hat. You wore the gown. You partied like it was 1979. You are now ready to address the world. Hello, world. And you’re special and you know this is true because everyone your whole life long has been telling you that you’re special. Good things are surely coming your way.

I hate to be the bringer of bad news but adult life isn’t much like anything you’ve experienced so far. In the real world, there aren’t any consolation prizes and no one gives a crap about you. Worse than that in the real world everyone is trying to screw you in one way or another. There are no safe spaces unless you get a union job and even in such employment you’ll have to keep your head down.

What you’re going to find is that life isn’t about all the wonderfulness you’ve been taught or actually more like indoctrinated to believe. Life is about survival and procreation. Whether you live half naked in the forest or take a helicopter ride to work in the city, you must work to survive. How well you survive depends on your work ethic, your ability to adapt to change quickly, and how smart and hard you work. If you fail to procreate whatever is unique and special about you dies with you.






This is the harsh reality of the world you are entering. You will not be traveling the world with your surfboard and if you do, you are throwing away some of the most productive years of your life. You don’t need a year “off” you’ve been in Disney World your entire life and the sooner you face reality and face it head on, the better off you’ll be in every way.
From this point on life will scare the crap out of you every second of every day. You’ll have to pay the car, insurance, apartment, electricity, water, gas, oil, cable, internet, phone every single month for the rest of your life no matter what happens to you and that is even before you take one bite of a sandwich. You’re going to have to figure out how to do that and you’ll be starting on the bottom no matter how fresh the ink is on that sheep’s cloth.

So get a grip and snap out of it. Being an adult isn’t wonderful it is hard work and often frightening. Bad things are going to happen to you and those closest to you and you’ll have to be ready for them. The time has come for you to put away childish things.

It isn’t all doom and gloom. If you do well you’ll retire to a nice golf course community and buy yourself a golf car that looks like a Hummer or a Dune Buggy. Your children and grandchildren will come down for Spring Break and you’ll visit them for Christmas. There will be people who love you to take care of you when you are no longer capable. You’ll watch generations blossom before you and see your own legacy before you pass into the great beyond.

If you don’t screw it up.



Good luck.
Some of you are done with school. It is that seaso... (show quote)


But what if you find a Sugar Momma ? Wait, what was I thinking? You have to be a girl to get taken care of and not work. Come on, a woman can do anything a man can. Oh really ? Yea really. A woman can go out, bust her ass, make a lot of money, and then marry a worthless bum ? Damn straight.

Whoo hoo, there is hope for me after all.

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May 12, 2019 20:29:52   #
badbobby (a regular here)
 
son of witless wrote:
But what if you find a Sugar Momma ? Wait, what was I thinking? You have to be a girl to get taken care of and not work. Come on, a woman can do anything a man can. Oh really ? Yea really. A woman can go out, bust her ass, make a lot of money, and then marry a worthless bum ? Damn straight.

Whoo hoo, there is hope for me after all.


keep on a hopin sow
there's gotta be at least one out there

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May 12, 2019 20:46:53   #
badbob85037 (a regular here)
 
You get out of life what you put into it.. If you fail look at your self, not others. Wow! The difference between the two parties.

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May 12, 2019 22:54:57   #
DaWg44
 
badbobby wrote:
Some of you are done with school. It is that season after all. You wore the hat. You wore the gown. You partied like it was 1979. You are now ready to address the world. Hello, world. And you’re special and you know this is true because everyone your whole life long has been telling you that you’re special. Good things are surely coming your way.

I hate to be the bringer of bad news but adult life isn’t much like anything you’ve experienced so far. In the real world, there aren’t any consolation prizes and no one gives a crap about you. Worse than that in the real world everyone is trying to screw you in one way or another. There are no safe spaces unless you get a union job and even in such employment you’ll have to keep your head down.

What you’re going to find is that life isn’t about all the wonderfulness you’ve been taught or actually more like indoctrinated to believe. Life is about survival and procreation. Whether you live half naked in the forest or take a helicopter ride to work in the city, you must work to survive. How well you survive depends on your work ethic, your ability to adapt to change quickly, and how smart and hard you work. If you fail to procreate whatever is unique and special about you dies with you.






This is the harsh reality of the world you are entering. You will not be traveling the world with your surfboard and if you do, you are throwing away some of the most productive years of your life. You don’t need a year “off” you’ve been in Disney World your entire life and the sooner you face reality and face it head on, the better off you’ll be in every way.
From this point on life will scare the crap out of you every second of every day. You’ll have to pay the car, insurance, apartment, electricity, water, gas, oil, cable, internet, phone every single month for the rest of your life no matter what happens to you and that is even before you take one bite of a sandwich. You’re going to have to figure out how to do that and you’ll be starting on the bottom no matter how fresh the ink is on that sheep’s cloth.

So get a grip and snap out of it. Being an adult isn’t wonderful it is hard work and often frightening. Bad things are going to happen to you and those closest to you and you’ll have to be ready for them. The time has come for you to put away childish things.

It isn’t all doom and gloom. If you do well you’ll retire to a nice golf course community and buy yourself a golf car that looks like a Hummer or a Dune Buggy. Your children and grandchildren will come down for Spring Break and you’ll visit them for Christmas. There will be people who love you to take care of you when you are no longer capable. You’ll watch generations blossom before you and see your own legacy before you pass into the great beyond.

If you don’t screw it up.



Good luck.
Some of you are done with school. It is that seaso... (show quote)


Good advice. It is a national disaster how ill prepared our graduates, high school or college are, to live in the “real” world.

In 1990 I interviewed a young man who had a degree in mechanical engineering from a State Technical University w/ an excellent history. I went through the history of our company, how we trained new employees, benefits, the whole spiel for applicants. When I got through, I asked if he had any questions about what I had outlined. His immediate response stunned me, “ You did not mention the amount of my signing bonus. My degree is worth $10,000.00 & my GPA is worth another $10,000.00. I will not start out learning how to run mills, lathes, grinders, benders, presses, or any other equipment, clean the equipment or sweep. I have an “Engineering Degree” & will not do “shop boy” work.”

I wished him luck.

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May 13, 2019 02:24:26   #
maximus (a regular here)
 
DaWg44 wrote:
Good advice. It is a national disaster how ill prepared our graduates, high school or college are, to live in the “real” world.

In 1990 I interviewed a young man who had a degree in mechanical engineering from a State Technical University w/ an excellent history. I went through the history of our company, how we trained new employees, benefits, the whole spiel for applicants. When I got through, I asked if he had any questions about what I had outlined. His immediate response stunned me, “ You did not mention the amount of my signing bonus. My degree is worth $10,000.00 & my GPA is worth another $10,000.00. I will not start out learning how to run mills, lathes, grinders, benders, presses, or any other equipment, clean the equipment or sweep. I have an “Engineering Degree” & will not do “shop boy” work.”

I wished him luck.
Good advice. It is a national disaster how ill pr... (show quote)




Good story. Reminds me on one that happened to me. I was considering not doing anymore collage after my first year. It was costing a lot of money and ruining my home life.
So, I went to talk with the councilors, and one of them told me that in 4 short years I could be operating a backhoe and making $10 per hour. I told him I could already operate a backhoe and was making $11 per hour on the job I had. I never took another class.

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May 13, 2019 02:48:54   #
sisboombaa (a regular here)
 
badbobby wrote:
Some of you are done with school. It is that season after all. You wore the hat. You wore the gown. You partied like it was 1979. You are now ready to address the world. Hello, world. And you’re special and you know this is true because everyone your whole life long has been telling you that you’re special. Good things are surely coming your way.

I hate to be the bringer of bad news but adult life isn’t much like anything you’ve experienced so far. In the real world, there aren’t any consolation prizes and no one gives a crap about you. Worse than that in the real world everyone is trying to screw you in one way or another. There are no safe spaces unless you get a union job and even in such employment you’ll have to keep your head down.

What you’re going to find is that life isn’t about all the wonderfulness you’ve been taught or actually more like indoctrinated to believe. Life is about survival and procreation. Whether you live half naked in the forest or take a helicopter ride to work in the city, you must work to survive. How well you survive depends on your work ethic, your ability to adapt to change quickly, and how smart and hard you work. If you fail to procreate whatever is unique and special about you dies with you.






This is the harsh reality of the world you are entering. You will not be traveling the world with your surfboard and if you do, you are throwing away some of the most productive years of your life. You don’t need a year “off” you’ve been in Disney World your entire life and the sooner you face reality and face it head on, the better off you’ll be in every way.
From this point on life will scare the crap out of you every second of every day. You’ll have to pay the car, insurance, apartment, electricity, water, gas, oil, cable, internet, phone every single month for the rest of your life no matter what happens to you and that is even before you take one bite of a sandwich. You’re going to have to figure out how to do that and you’ll be starting on the bottom no matter how fresh the ink is on that sheep’s cloth.

So get a grip and snap out of it. Being an adult isn’t wonderful it is hard work and often frightening. Bad things are going to happen to you and those closest to you and you’ll have to be ready for them. The time has come for you to put away childish things.

It isn’t all doom and gloom. If you do well you’ll retire to a nice golf course community and buy yourself a golf car that looks like a Hummer or a Dune Buggy. Your children and grandchildren will come down for Spring Break and you’ll visit them for Christmas. There will be people who love you to take care of you when you are no longer capable. You’ll watch generations blossom before you and see your own legacy before you pass into the great beyond.

If you don’t screw it up.



Good luck.
Some of you are done with school. It is that seaso... (show quote)


Damn straight. One wonders how many will take your advice. Too few I'm sure. But a very good essay none the less. That is what the schools should teach but don't. I wrote something very similar to my daughter and presented it to her on the anniversary of her eighteenth birthday. Twenty five years later she told me she still has it for reference and admitted it scared her silly at the time she first read it but now feels it was perhaps the best single guidance she ever received. I have also learned that parenting never ends. She is a senor citizen now but still uses me for guidance to this day, as does my son. Both are doing just fine and they deserve the credit. Does my pride of them show?

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May 13, 2019 08:57:34   #
bahmer (a regular here)
 
badbobby wrote:
Some of you are done with school. It is that season after all. You wore the hat. You wore the gown. You partied like it was 1979. You are now ready to address the world. Hello, world. And you’re special and you know this is true because everyone your whole life long has been telling you that you’re special. Good things are surely coming your way.

I hate to be the bringer of bad news but adult life isn’t much like anything you’ve experienced so far. In the real world, there aren’t any consolation prizes and no one gives a crap about you. Worse than that in the real world everyone is trying to screw you in one way or another. There are no safe spaces unless you get a union job and even in such employment you’ll have to keep your head down.

What you’re going to find is that life isn’t about all the wonderfulness you’ve been taught or actually more like indoctrinated to believe. Life is about survival and procreation. Whether you live half naked in the forest or take a helicopter ride to work in the city, you must work to survive. How well you survive depends on your work ethic, your ability to adapt to change quickly, and how smart and hard you work. If you fail to procreate whatever is unique and special about you dies with you.






This is the harsh reality of the world you are entering. You will not be traveling the world with your surfboard and if you do, you are throwing away some of the most productive years of your life. You don’t need a year “off” you’ve been in Disney World your entire life and the sooner you face reality and face it head on, the better off you’ll be in every way.
From this point on life will scare the crap out of you every second of every day. You’ll have to pay the car, insurance, apartment, electricity, water, gas, oil, cable, internet, phone every single month for the rest of your life no matter what happens to you and that is even before you take one bite of a sandwich. You’re going to have to figure out how to do that and you’ll be starting on the bottom no matter how fresh the ink is on that sheep’s cloth.

So get a grip and snap out of it. Being an adult isn’t wonderful it is hard work and often frightening. Bad things are going to happen to you and those closest to you and you’ll have to be ready for them. The time has come for you to put away childish things.

It isn’t all doom and gloom. If you do well you’ll retire to a nice golf course community and buy yourself a golf car that looks like a Hummer or a Dune Buggy. Your children and grandchildren will come down for Spring Break and you’ll visit them for Christmas. There will be people who love you to take care of you when you are no longer capable. You’ll watch generations blossom before you and see your own legacy before you pass into the great beyond.

If you don’t screw it up.



Good luck.
Some of you are done with school. It is that seaso... (show quote)


Amen and Amen you sure nailed it on that one badbobby

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May 13, 2019 11:26:44   #
EN Submarine Qualified (a regular here)
 
sisboombaa wrote:
Damn straight. One wonders how many will take your advice. Too few I'm sure. But a very good essay none the less. That is what the schools should teach but don't. I wrote something very similar to my daughter and presented it to her on the anniversary of her eighteenth birthday. Twenty five years later she told me she still has it for reference and admitted it scared her silly at the time she first read it but now feels it was perhaps the best single guidance she ever received. I have also learned that parenting never ends. She is a senor citizen now but still uses me for guidance to this day, as does my son. Both are doing just fine and they deserve the credit. Does my pride of them show?
Damn straight. One wonders how many will take your... (show quote)


Sure does and rightfully so!!

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May 13, 2019 11:33:51   #
F.D.R.
 
Badbobby, I think you got the first half right, but looking at our country and the world today I'm not so sure about the last half of your vision.

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May 13, 2019 12:03:01   #
Fit2BTied
 
badbobby wrote:
Some of you are done with school. It is that season after all. You wore the hat. You wore the gown. You partied like it was 1979. You are now ready to address the world. Hello, world. And you’re special and you know this is true because everyone your whole life long has been telling you that you’re special. Good things are surely coming your way.

I hate to be the bringer of bad news but adult life isn’t much like anything you’ve experienced so far. In the real world, there aren’t any consolation prizes and no one gives a crap about you. Worse than that in the real world everyone is trying to screw you in one way or another. There are no safe spaces unless you get a union job and even in such employment you’ll have to keep your head down.

What you’re going to find is that life isn’t about all the wonderfulness you’ve been taught or actually more like indoctrinated to believe. Life is about survival and procreation. Whether you live half naked in the forest or take a helicopter ride to work in the city, you must work to survive. How well you survive depends on your work ethic, your ability to adapt to change quickly, and how smart and hard you work. If you fail to procreate whatever is unique and special about you dies with you.






This is the harsh reality of the world you are entering. You will not be traveling the world with your surfboard and if you do, you are throwing away some of the most productive years of your life. You don’t need a year “off” you’ve been in Disney World your entire life and the sooner you face reality and face it head on, the better off you’ll be in every way.
From this point on life will scare the crap out of you every second of every day. You’ll have to pay the car, insurance, apartment, electricity, water, gas, oil, cable, internet, phone every single month for the rest of your life no matter what happens to you and that is even before you take one bite of a sandwich. You’re going to have to figure out how to do that and you’ll be starting on the bottom no matter how fresh the ink is on that sheep’s cloth.

So get a grip and snap out of it. Being an adult isn’t wonderful it is hard work and often frightening. Bad things are going to happen to you and those closest to you and you’ll have to be ready for them. The time has come for you to put away childish things.

It isn’t all doom and gloom. If you do well you’ll retire to a nice golf course community and buy yourself a golf car that looks like a Hummer or a Dune Buggy. Your children and grandchildren will come down for Spring Break and you’ll visit them for Christmas. There will be people who love you to take care of you when you are no longer capable. You’ll watch generations blossom before you and see your own legacy before you pass into the great beyond.

If you don’t screw it up.



Good luck.
Some of you are done with school. It is that seaso... (show quote)
For the graduates, it may be hard to hear, but badbobby preaches truthiness! Well done! A dose of reality never tastes good, but if you take it as it's intended, it'll help you down the road.

I fondly remember what the late great Rodney Dangerfield said at commencement in "Back To School"..."

"I have only one thing to say to you today... it's a jungle out there. You gotta look out for number one. But don't step in number two. And so, to all you graduates... as you go out into the world my advice to you is... don't go! It's rough out there. Move back with your parents. Let them worry about it."

I don't agree with it (the last part) but I fondly remember it.

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May 13, 2019 12:08:05   #
slatten49 (a regular here)
 
Fit2BTied wrote:
For the graduates, it may be hard to hear, but badbobby preaches truthiness! Well done! A dose of reality never tastes good, but if you take it as it's intended, it'll help you down the road.

I fondly remember what the late great Rodney Dangerfield said at commencement in "Back To School"..."

"I have only one thing to say to you today... it's a jungle out there. You gotta look out for number one. But don't step in number two. And so, to all you graduates... as you go out into the world my advice to you is... don't go! It's rough out there. Move back with your parents. Let them worry about it."

I don't agree with it (the last part) but I fondly remember it.
For the graduates, it may be hard to hear, but bad... (show quote)

Plus, Rodney proved to be one hell-of-a high board diver.

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May 13, 2019 12:13:05   #
Fit2BTied
 
slatten49 wrote:
Plus, Rodney proved to be one hell-of-a high board diver.
The "Triple Lindy". I laughed so hard the first time I saw that movie. Always loved Rodney. I don't get no respect either!

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May 13, 2019 12:57:40   #
slatten49 (a regular here)
 
Fit2BTied wrote:
The "Triple Lindy". I laughed so hard the first time I saw that movie. Always loved Rodney. I don't get no respect either!

My most memorable/favorite scene from that movie...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj5k6toS7i8

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