Top 10 Things Kids Should Know and Understand

Every generation is getting worse than the last. It used to be that the music and film stars worked for their fame; they paid their dues, learned the business, honed their trade, and gained success for the long haul.

Adults of earlier generations knew that if they wanted something in life they had to work for it. In fact, they had to work for everything. They didn't have time to just sit around an complain about how hard their life was while they watched cartoons and played video games on their parent's couch.

They did have their fun though. They lived lives outside. They honed skills, broke records, explored the unknown, and didn't live vicariously through avatars or online profiles.

Below is a list of the things that kids of any generation need to know about life and how to live it.

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61 You are in control of your happiness.

True I wish my mom and sister would understand that. My dad and brothers do though. - DumbWays2DieFan

62 Sexually transmitted diseases are real
63 You shouldn't have a baby at a young age.

There are teenage girls at my school who are pregnant. There's like 12 of them who are pregnant. It's just getting worse and worse.

64 Too much technology can be a bad thing.

No it's not. Tech is gonna be our future. - DumbWays2DieFan

65 It's healthy for you to get outside on a bright, sunny day.

I'm too sensitive to heat.

66 Suicide is not the answer.

Sometimes, you don't succeed in killing yourself. Rather, you end up seriously injuring yourself instead.

I agree with you, but school makes most of us suicidal (sometimes). - DumbWays2DieFan

67 Integrity matters.

Sometimes lying is more worse than cussing.

68 Morals matter.

Some don't. I am personally grateful, but other kids can be as ungrateful as they want. Their parents taking away everything because they're ungrateful one time is retarded.
There's also a moral called "cheaters never win". They always win if they do it right. I had to cheat on a music test once and I won.
And one called "games are for the fun not the points". I disagree. So do my friends and brothers. I go to bingo for the money mostly, not the fun.
I do agree with others though. Especially "never give up" and "don't change yourself". - DumbWays2DieFan

69 Nobody is perfect.
70 It's alright to cry.

It just said not to cry. If you do cry over a lost one, people won't feel bad for you unless they are a relative or friend. The world was meant to be brutal where couples killed each other and children were kings.

Not really - DumbWays2DieFan

71 Life is unpredictable and out of our control.
72 Not everyone is going to like what you like.
73 Not everyone will recognize/appreciate your vision.
74 Life should be simple, but not simpler.

It can be simple and lazy if it wants. That's why I'm glad we have calculators, spell check, etc. - DumbWays2DieFan

75 It's ok to be different.
76 You can't control others.
77 Bad choices lead to bad consequences.
78 Everyone has feelings.
79 Everyone has weakness.
80 Cussing is a nasty habit.

This is the one I disagree on the most. I agree not everything has to be technology (I mean seriously a mechanical pencil? What's next? An electric hammer? ). I agree kids should exercise. Cuss words are just words. They were only bad because some dumb man 1000 years ago said "don't say these words they're bad". Me, my 19 year old sis, and my 15 year old bro can cuss. My 11 year old bro can't because he's too young. Adults who tell kids to watch their language are being hypocrites. If we treat bad words bad, kids will only want to say them more (not to be bad but because of how unban they are and how good adults use them). If we treat them normal, they will probably say it less. - DumbWays2DieFan

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