Some Things Your Children Should Know

There are many subtle things people don’t always convey to their children.

Here are a few, please feel free to add to the list.

  1. Any mushroom is eatable. Some of them only once.  Eatable is anything you can eat, edible means it is eatable and won’t harm you.
  2. If at first you don’t succeed, avoid skydiving
  3. There are two ways to argue with a woman. Neither works.
  4. Never attribute to malice anything adequately explained by stupidity. Mark Twain
  5. You have two ears and one mouth for a reason. Proportional use.
  6. Even fish don’t get in trouble with their mouth shut
  7. For financial reasons, it is better to be wealthy than poor. Woody Allen
  8. With the exception of being shot at and missed, nothing beats a good tax return. Winston Churchill
  9.  Cheap is expensive.
  10.  The sweetness of low price is not enough to overcome the bitterness of poor quality.
  11.  The best things in life are free, the second best things are extremely expensive. Coco Chanel
  12.  A  Thing is worth what it will do for you, not its price. John Ruskin.
  13.  If, after the first twenty minutes, you don’t know who the sucker at the table is, it’s you . From movie “Rounders”
  14.  Poker is not a game of cards played with other people, it is a game of people played with cards
  15.  You gotta know when to hold’em, know when to fold’em, know when to walk away, know when to run. Kenny Rogers, The Gambler
  16.  The commonest mistake in history is underestimating your opponent
  17.  Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one. Bill Gates
  18. There is something wrong with everything. Until you have the major flaws in an argument, you don’t understand it.  Tyler Cowen
  19.  A liberal is a conservative who hasn’t been mugged yet.
  20.  When the god’s wish to punish you they grant you your prayers. Aesop
  21.  The harder you work, the luckier you get.
  22.  The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong – but that’s the way to bet. Damon Runyon
  23.  Anyone who wants to be president should be disqualified from seeking office. Truman Capote
  24. Political office holders and babies diapers should be changed periodically, and for the same reason.  Ronal Reagan
  25. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. Arthur C. Clarke
  26. Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.  Oliver’s Law
  27.  There is no such thing as cheap experience.
  28. In any collection of data, the figure most obviously correct, beyond all need of checking, is the mistake.  Finagle’s Third Law
  29. If something cannot go on forever, it will stop. Herb Stein
  30. Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available. Gregory Benford

These things are all common sense. No one seems to be taught that and many miss out as the result.

Share common sense to everyone who will listen.

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