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Words of advice for young people.

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Words of advice for young people.

Post  Zwack on Thu May 28, 2009 5:11 pm

William S Burroughs wrote a piece called "Words of advice for young people" which can be found here.

So, I was wondering if any of you have any words of advice for young people. The age of the person saying it is irrelevant.

What prompted this in my mind were the immortal words of Woody Guthrie while I was washing dishes this morning... "Keep your skillet good and greasy".

So, what advice would you like to share?

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Re: Words of advice for young people.

Post  JingleJoe on Thu May 28, 2009 5:30 pm

Don't lie. Unless it's just a bit of fun, example; "I say, there's a zeppelin up there! ... Gotcha old sport! Wink"

Stand up for whats right* and for yourself and those who deserve your support.

Learn what berries are good to eat, etc, and about nature and the wild Smile




*What exactly is "right" is very debateable, it differs from person to person.
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Re: Words of advice for young people.

Post  Siliconous Skumins on Thu May 28, 2009 6:31 pm

Never eat yellow snow.... Laughing

Tying a dead christmas tree to your friends leg, then setting it on fire - It may be funny at the time, but it's NOT a good idea...

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Re: Words of advice for young people.

Post  Mrs. Sullivan on Thu May 28, 2009 8:26 pm

A little kindness goes a long way.

Respect yourself, and others will too.

Don't eat strange mushrooms. Surprised

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Re: Words of advice for young people.

Post  Captain Lyerly on Thu May 28, 2009 9:54 pm

Hmmm...

Well, one of the reasons I like it here in SteamPunk Land is the revival of certain concepts that are considered "outdated" outside the confines of our little world. Right and Wrong may be malleable concepts, but this one thing I will posit (though I may be quoting someone else, or misquoting them):

There is a clear and obvious difference between a "mistake" and a violation of what is known to be right.

Remember that, when public figures attempt to pretend that they "made a mistake" - if they say that, instead of apologizing properly, they have only admitted to a miscalculation on the odds of getting caught.


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Re: Words of advice for young people.

Post  Zwack on Sat May 30, 2009 5:25 pm

Continued back on BG at This thread

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Re: Words of advice for young people.

Post  cryptolucien on Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:53 pm

Courtesy is given. Respect is earned.

Sincerely,

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Re: Words of advice for young people.

Post  ms_boo_dreadful on Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:38 pm

life is never as hard as you think it is, and you are always stronger than you believe your self to be.
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Re: Words of advice for young people.

Post  mwbaailey on Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:19 pm

Attacking the onions without the proper safety equipment most often leads to smelly tears.
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Re: Words of advice for young people.

Post  The Kernel on Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:58 pm

"Don't eat the green wiggly bit"

Sorry - wrong thread (this is actually from "Maurice and his Amazing Educated Rodents" by Terry Pratchett)
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Re: Words of advice for young people.

Post  himself on Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:10 pm

No matter how fast you run at an automatic door, it will always open.

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Re: Words of advice for young people.

Post  Grumfoss on Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:40 pm

Mune are :-

Never start a land war in Asia

and never eat anything bigger than your own head.

Both vital if you want to get to my ripe old age...if only I could remember what that is..Hmmmm
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Re: Words of advice for young people.

Post  Helios on Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:22 pm

I must agree with the Asian Land War statement. It has served me well in many a game of Risk.

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Re: Words of advice for young people.

Post  Captain Shipton Bellinger on Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:37 pm

himself wrote:No matter how fast you run at an automatic door, it will always open.

Twisted Evil

You have obviously never visited the National Motorcycle Museum.

Or is this some devious scheme to get youngsters to give themselves concussion, thus saving us venerables the bother?


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Re: Words of advice for young people.

Post  Captain Lyerly on Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:55 pm

I love labour-saving procedures!

The old 'blooper' reels from Star Trek showed the folly of that particular assumption. Everybody walked into the doors.


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Re: Words of advice for young people.

Post  Capt. Dirigible Mk II on Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:21 pm

Respect your elders (over 30 is not 'ancient')
Respect authority
Don't answer back unless it's something really witty ("what-ev-ah!" doesn't count)
Don't be a sheep and do something just because 'all me mates are doing it!'
Be original
Don't start smoking for any reason...you will regret it.

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Re: Words of advice for young people.

Post  Steamblast Mary on Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:10 pm

Just because something SHOULD be, doesn't mean it IS. Try to learn to deal with it.

With Rights comes responsibility, often the responsibility not to abuse those rights.

Sometimes it's worth keeping your trap shut.

People are idiots. When you find someone that isn't, hang onto them.

Don't ever get a job with the company I work at.





Don't try to give advice after a really rotten day and two bottles of cider. You'll come cross as bitter and cynical.



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Re: Words of advice for young people.

Post  Herr Döktor on Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:52 pm

Steamblast Mary wrote:
Don't try to give advice after a really rotten day and two bottles of cider. You'll come cross as bitter and cynical.

Don't try to give advice after a really rotten day and two bottles of bitter. You'll come a cross as cider and cynical.

Which reminds me, I'm not as need as I drunk to be.
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Re: Words of advice for young people.

Post  Prof_Von_Grumbleflick on Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:04 pm

Never break a fast with an onion.

This is advice that has seen me in very good stead over the last few years. Apply it as you will.


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