Advice for the Class of 2009

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    Advice for the Class of 2009

    What advice would you give to the class of 2009?
     
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    A credit card is not a magical money generating machine.
     
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    Two things:

    1) Give long and serious thought to enrolling in graduate school or joining either the Peace Corps or the military.

    2) Help control the pet population.  Have your pet spayed or neutered.
     
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    Move back home home with your parents, it's tough out there. Let them worry about you !

     
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    Live Long and Prosper....
     
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    [QUOTE]What advice would you give to the class of 2009?
    Posted by BostonDotCom[/QUOTE]

    Before anything else, think about where you want to start your career.  Outdoors appeals to me but at one time I had to 'settle' for a more conventional job.  Now, at 53, I'm going back to college and changing my career. 

    Unlike me, you don't have to settle.  Go bravely.  Use your talents where they do the most good, starting with your own well-being.
     
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    Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things!
     
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    [QUOTE]What advice would you give to the class of 2009?
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    Just read this.
    http://deadspin.com/5251547/a-special-balls-deep-message-to-the-class-of-2009
     
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    Get a job at the State House, you only have to work 15 minutes a year and you get to take all the tax payer money you want for yourself and then retire at 42. Then, work 1 day at a public library and boost your pension by another 100 grand.
     
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    Do something in your life that will make you proud
     
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    keep your good cloths upstairs rather than in the basement of your parents house--where you will be living for many many years.

    just kidding--dont buy into the doom and gloom--the unemployment rate for smart educated and hard working people with honesty and integrity.. is ZERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    good luck
     
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    Work hard, nothing is handed to you, we're not 'all winners,' and its not all about you.
     
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    No matter which road you chose to follow or are lead, always be of your self. Ask of yourself always what it is you want. Ask, what if I could do anything within could I so choose to do? And go there.

     
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    Learn the art of Office Politics early.  Promotions are no longer based on meritocracy past the age of 25.  In any industry. Ever.
     
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    A quote from a great American.  Can you guess who:

    "What is it that makes moral courage necessary? Fear. What makes courage possible? Love.

    Not all of us will bear arms for our country. Few of us will ever rush into burning buildings to save the lives of strangers. Not many will devote their lives entirely to the well-being of others. But we do have an obligation to be worthy of the sacrifices made on our behalf. We have to love our freedom and our country not just for the autonomy they guarantee us, but for the goodness they make possible. We must love freedom for the right reasons, and on occasion our love will need courage to survive.

    We are all afraid of something. But we should not let the sensation of fear convince us we are too weak to have courage. Fear is the opportunity for courage, not proof of cowardice. No one is born a coward. We were meant to love. And we were meant to have the courage for it."
     
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    LIVE WITHIN YOUR MEANS

     The toys are for when you can actually afford them.
    You can afford them, when you can pay cash for them.
    A 'starter home' is just what it says, a small affordable home to start your life.
     
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    I would tell them that there is a reason graduation exercises are called "commencement."

    Your education is not over.

    It has just begun.
     
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    Seek out happiness: a life of moderation in all your activities.  Try to make the world a better place in the process.
     
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    Acquire skills that enable you to be your own boss, and not be dependent on an employer to earn a living.  Focus on fields that will survive a bad economy. 

     
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    [QUOTE]What advice would you give to the class of 2009?
    Posted by BostonDotCom[/QUOTE]

    Read Fleeced by Dick Morris, and follow the advice given by Mattyhorn earlier.

    Seriously, the older you get, the tougher it becomes to enlist in the armed forces.
     
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    [QUOTE]keep your good cloths upstairs rather than in the basement of your parents house--where you will be living for many many years. just kidding--dont buy into the doom and gloom--the unemployment rate for smart educated and hard working people with honesty and integrity.. is ZERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! good luck
    Posted by gallen[/QUOTE]

    Actually, its 100%.  But you probably think college kids can be unemployed. 

    Idiot.
     
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    Plastics
     
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    Go to College and enroll in a major that is actually being sought after in the job market.  Graduate employed.  Accounting and Nursing.  You will ALWAYS be employed.

    I would have joined the military.  Too late now. 

     
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    Do not worry about getting fired for it might open up a new opportunity.Being fired may indicate your lack of effort,or the bad condition of the company.Or,it might be the simple rules of longevity.
     Don't worry if you are not making a prompt decision regarding marriage. Take your time,listen to older people's warnings on proposing marriage.It is the biggest risk in your life,and might be the best decision you ever made.Never assume it is your decision or its a logical decision.But many turns in life may be illogical,including being faithful to your relatives who might not follow through themselves.
     
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    Be flexible: your future employment may not even be invented yet.
     

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