reply to post by Condescending Dogma
Condescending Dogma! That very name, your writing and even
your avatar reeks of overt elitism and capricious intellectualism.
It is ironic that you offer no specific help to parents who so obviously
lack the same computational capacity as that which is present
within your own cranial cavity. You pontificate about your
staid, if not solid, upbringing yet offer no other insider knowledge
as to how others less fortunate than you could lift up their eyes
and see the brilliant light of your own self-satisfaction so that they
may also raise themselves out of the moral poverty
which you so obviously disdain.
Your writing, although taut and eloquent, speaks of matters that
really do not offer much solace to those who seek mindful counsel
in matters of self-discipline, personal responsibility and the rejection
of somnulent slumber in all matters intellectual, physical and monetary.
Perhaps you might enlighten those of us who are of lesser breeding
in various matters of tact and talent so we too may benefit from
your advanced stature within the academic and financial community.
May I request an audience of your current peers so that I may ask
their opinions as to how best to ingratiate myself into the lofty company
of persons with such sheer cerebral superiority as yourself.
May I suggest my own rewording of your well-taken advice
using more of a laymans verbiage:
Get off yur butt and stop being so effing lazy as a parent
and actually DO something with yer kids!
And fer you kids, quit wasting yer time on watchin so much TV
and go play outside.
Fer U other adults, stop bein so cynical and condescending.
When U have a couple of kids urself, then tell us how to raise em!
For the OP, I suggest you get your Certified Cisco Network Enginner (CNE)
and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) designations and get a loan
if you have to in order to take the courses...then learn all you can about
writing advanced SQL queries and all about how to setup, maintain and
backup & restore Oracle and IBM DB2 databases that reside
on clustered computing environments and read and understand all about
setting up and maintaining AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) protected
By the time you're 24, you'll be earning $160,000 a year as a
Chief of Large-scale IT Deployment. If you learn to become fluent
in Hindustani and German and you'll really be raking in the money
as an independent consultant at $300k a year!
You'll get to travel world-wide and your Amex credit card will be
Platinum and not just merely Gold!
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[edit on 17-7-2008 by Jbird]