Each generation makes mistakes. I did mistakes in my time, which if I have to clear would amount to couple of wagonloads. Since I have not let them swamp me and have neatly filed away under X (for experience) I am not complaining. I see the present generation is in no way better at it. Only these days the 20-year olds have social media to pass time and in my time was to be grounded on the assumption(‘children are collared and seen, but not deciding anything’ let me make a list of things ,-20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don’t Get.
Time is Not a Limitless Commodity –
Time is like a big cube of ice we are handling and with each day it is becoming smaller and smaller. Make the most of the opportunities you have today, because there will be a time when you have no more of it.
You’re Talented, But Talent is Overrated – You may be most capable, creative, knowledgeable & multi-tasking generation yet. We are all talented but some talents are as pimples that we outgrow to be something worse and obnoxious. In nodding ‘yes’ to your parent you may have got pat on your back but will get you a kick in the butt at the job market. In order to be an ‘yes- man’ requires certain ‘talent that works’ like the timing. So if you are told you got talent, develop it to working order. Without this it is simply wasted potential. There’s no prize for talent, just results. As Tom Cruise would say ‘Show me the money’(Jerry McGuire)
Have you got a Daily Planner?
Those who achieve results get the time they are their best for doing the concentrated effective tasks for the day. Some are morning persons and some are at their peak, late afternoons and so on. Leave other times for mundane and irksome tasks that need to be attended to. Those who succeed generally squeeze in some three hours daily before time for work. It may be for catching up with news, workouts, personal grooming and checking the mail, planning for the day and a sit-down breakfast. (Those who skip the last are likely to know the difference sooner or later.)
The best years in your life is also most constructive period. There is so much data and levels of knowledge out there. Adding them without knowing what you want out of life can be wasteful. Needless to say what makes you a good human being is cultivated from home and socially, is an asset. Ability to be articulate and answer each with well chosen reply is an art, in itself.Some have a talent, natural. This can be cultivated to pass for a man of good sense and breeding.
Toward this liberal education must be seen as the basis. (The Wall Street (film)type of executives are pathetic specimens of worst excess of present day education. What is sparkle of jargon and amoral attitude to aggrandize but a nose-stud on a porker?Does a diamond or of platinum make difference? (to be concluded)