Monday, August 4, 2008

A Few Tidbits

Something I saw on some random blog:

Atheism: The belief that there was nothing and nothing happened to nothing and then nothing magically exploded for no reason, creating everything and then a bunch of everything magically rearranged itself for no reason whatsoever into self-replicating bits which then turned into dinosaurs. Makes perfect sense.

Stuff I thought about putting into the presentation I'm giving to the Singles Ward tonight for their Family Home Evening "career night":

-- The distance between here and your dreams can be measured by the length of your laziness.
-- Raw talent is helpful, but properly applied effort will take you farther.
-- Smart is as smart does. Seriously, I've seen incredibly smart people do extraordinarily dumb things, and awesomely dumb people do equally brilliant things.
-- A good education comes from a variety of sources, but a college education only comes from a college. Most people need the latter.
-- Nobody is ever truly “ready” for marriage, and the best life is one built with somebody else. Waiting to "travel the world" or to "have more money" before getting married is an absolutely, ridiculously bad idea.
-- Being able to spell and to balance your checkbook is more important than the new iPhone. Smart people look really dumb if they can't communicate through the written word (not to say that typos don't happn!), and if you can't balance your checkbook you deserve to be poor.
-- Don’t break any laws. Any laws.
-- Floss your teeth.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Words of wisdom, Roy. Every one of them true. Although I can't balance my checkbook. Or maybe I'm too lazy. That's why I married a finance major. Of course, I'm the only one who can do math in their head. Jacob has to use a spreadsheet.

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