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If you could tell a classroom full of Highschool students one thing...

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posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 09:02 PM
Personally i wouldnt TELL them anything. We are constantly being TOLD what to do. This can have an adverse effect on some school children when being taught, resulting in them being ignorant to listening.

Rather, i would Explain to them in a manner to which they will not feel pressurised into your way of thinking. With School's being a place of learning, teachers are taught to teach what they are told to teach from higher up the chain - rules that dont leave school children any room for openmindedness - in other words, THIS is what it IS, with no alternative's in the approach.

Psychology is very important in presenting yourself and with carefull wording, you could very well leave them kids Thinking about your presentation.

What would i Explain to them?


By suggesting that they.......

Read and learn about the last century.
Read and learn about how greed, wars, money, control and manipulation have effected your parents, grand parents, great grand parents and so cetera.
Read and learn about past civalizations.
Read and learn ........
.......and in doing so you may very well come to the conclusion that what you have learned, could very well affect YOUR Future.

We all know to well that History has effected us in were we are today for the worst - wars, money, greed, politicians, governing rules, religion et cetera. Changing History is impossable for US to achieve, though School children are in a position to do just that.

Im very much in agreement with what others have suggested before me, without having to repeat it again here.

I believe by presenting yourself to these children in a manner in which they will not feel pressure to rules being told, you will gain alot of repsect, and at the same time they will gain the knowledge in which will help humanity in the troubling future ahead.

Just my opinion of course


posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 09:07 PM
Tell them that every action is done out of love.

read this thread and explain this to them.

All is full of love.

posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 09:09 PM
reply to post by Spidercow

You can't have a cushy job like selling surfboards at the shore. But I think that they really should pursue careers that will make them happy, happy is far better then money.

These days it is not neccessary to go to college right away. The young brain isn't even ready to make life decisions yet, most brains aren't until 25. Take your time. Do odd jobs, volunteer work, whatever, and you may just find a career you can like instead of deciding of a summary sheet in college.

posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 09:26 PM
reply to post by Spidercow

Don't take any drugs prescribed by a doctor. Especially anti-depressants.

Don't listen to your teacher. Schooling has already been found to lower your IQ.

Don't join the military. Does it really make sense fighting against make believe terrorists?

Don't trust the media. They've been proven to fabricate the stories and not report certain facts. Deceit?

How to find the truth. Ideas of how to weed out the truth from fiction in our recent history.


[edit on 10-2-2009 by AllTiedTogether]

posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 04:22 PM
If I was speaking to a group of high-school students I'd tell them just a few things:

1.) Your parents are smarter than you give them credit for.

2.) You are not as smart as you think you are.

3. ) This is the only life we will ever have - live it for all it's worth.

and last (and most important)

4.) Stay off my lawn you young punks!!!!!!!!

posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 04:29 PM
I would suggest "always do what feels right in your heart, even if it means facing great opposition and ridicule".


posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 04:54 PM
Question everything, and every one, then question the motive behind your doubts and the questioning perspective.


Help evry one in any way you can when the opportunity arrives.

posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 01:31 AM
The days of high school...good times. I would probably tell them that if they think that they are unique they aren't. From what I remember everyone in my senior class had an giant ego. I have one but its also a reallistic one.

posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 01:35 AM

Ladies and gentlemen of the class of '09: Wear sunscreen.

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.

I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded.

But trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.

You are not as fat as you imagine.

Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing every day that scares you.


Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.


Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself. Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how...

Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.


Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees. You'll miss them when they're gone.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary.

Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else's.

Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room. Read the directions, even if you don't follow them. Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents. You never know when they'll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on.

Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.


Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.

Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will look 85. Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.

Baz Luhrmann


[edit on 12-2-2009 by silo13]

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