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Silvercord
05-21-2003, 01:20 PM
i read an article on soft america (kids in school) and hard america (people in the real world and in the military...it was half a war article) and I decided to start a list of truths that everyone is going to have to face when they get into 'hard' america (real world, not military per se)

- you aren't necessarily anything special
- you won't necessarily like your job
- you won't necessarily get paid a lot

first three i thought of, now i'd like to give other people a chance.

Prelude
05-21-2003, 01:25 PM
- What you know is probably worthless.
- You will not be catered to (unless you pay for it).
- You'll be trampled many a time before you learn the game.
- void main is wrong :D

RoD
05-21-2003, 02:04 PM
- void main is wrong

Sing it sister

confuted
05-21-2003, 02:05 PM
I don't know from what part of this fine nation you hail, but that's your sister, not your brother :P

elad
05-21-2003, 02:07 PM
--there ain't no such thing as a free lunch
--every job has it's politics

RoD
05-21-2003, 02:08 PM
her $$$$ing new avatar makes me thing its Liger86 at first glance...dammit i'll edit it.

OneStiffRod
05-21-2003, 03:04 PM
- faster is better

Silvercord
05-21-2003, 03:30 PM
-People won't necessarily care about you even when you are having a hard time

I would like to add one that is at least semi optimistic just to make this thread more fair
-Despite the fact that a lot of things suck, you can stand it when things suck (it wont' actually kill you) and you get out of life what you put in

Xei
05-21-2003, 03:40 PM
-Generally the public is a $$$$$y, winey, annoying mass.
-The public eye is untrustworthy.

Oh, and about the transition from high school:
-Gangsters are lamers. (But then again, they will be flipping my hamburgers for me! Oh wait... there was just Mad Cow disease in Alberta... fine then, they deep fry my fries)
-Popularity doesn't last.
-University and College cost alot more than you thought!

Most of all:
-The truth hurts.

golfinguy4
05-21-2003, 07:07 PM
Originally posted by Xei

Oh, and about the transition from high school:
-Gangsters are lamers. (But then again, they will be flipping my hamburgers for me! Oh wait... there was just Mad Cow disease in Alberta... fine then, they deep fry my fries)
-Popularity doesn't last.


Jeez, I think someone didn't have a great time in high school and is a bit vindicative.

Silvercord
05-21-2003, 07:33 PM
Not necessarily. The name of this thread is truths afterall :)

major_small
05-21-2003, 07:56 PM
- you're just another nobody clawing your way out of the mud

- your education means nothing - all it does is get you a good job... sometimes

novacain
05-21-2003, 08:54 PM
Its not what you know, its who you know.

Its not about making the right or wrong choice, its about making the least objectionable choice.

tgm
05-21-2003, 11:17 PM
- You always have to do more, with less.

- It's always 'just a couple lines of code, right?'.

- The people with the least amount of knowledge get to make the important decisions, and you get to pay for it.

- Even a blind squirrel gets a nut once in a while.

- You can always blame it on the guy that's not there.

nvoigt
05-22-2003, 01:34 AM
- Time is money

This probably is the most important thing. Back in school, I thought it's bull$$$$. I had so much time on my hands, and so little money. I would have wasted any amount of time to save money. Now, having a job, it's the other way round. I do have money, but I don't have time. Sometimes I get the feeling I don't even have the time to spend it. I would waste money to save time.
Time is a ressource just like money, and it gets more valuable later.

- Everything you do may be wrong. Including doing nothing. There's no safety net anymore.

- Brains will be more useful than brawns. There are no grades for "phys ed." or school fights in real life. Good manners and smarts will count.

adrianxw
05-22-2003, 02:02 AM
When all is said and done, more is said than done.

Silvercord
05-22-2003, 02:26 PM
Nice ones nvoight, adrian.
Getting used to thinking like this may help one get prepared for real responsibilities.