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Jun 9, 2021 21:30:03   #
SteveR Loc: Dallas
 
RULES TO TEACH YOUR SON (not original)

1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.
2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs.
3. The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king.
4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.
5. Request the late check-out.
6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.
8. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.
9. Play with passion or don’t play at all…
10. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye.
11. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
12. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.
13. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.
14. You marry the girl, you marry her family.
15. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.
16. Experience the serenity of traveling alone.
17. Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.
18. Never turn down a breath mint.
19. A sport coat is worth 1000 words.
20. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.
21. Thank a veteran. Then make it up to him.
22. Eat lunch with the new kid.
23. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.
24. Ask your mom to play. She won’t let you win.
25. Manners maketh the man.
26. Give credit. Take the blame.
27. Stand up to Bullies. Protect those bullied.
28. Write down your dreams.
29. Take time to snuggle your pets, they love you so much and are always happy to see you.
30. Be confident and humble at the same time.
31. If ever in doubt, remember whose son you are and REFUSE to just be ordinary!
32. In all things, give glory to God.

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Jun 9, 2021 21:46:56   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
Good guides.
--Bob
SteveR wrote:
RULES TO TEACH YOUR SON (not original)

1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.
2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs.
3. The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king.
4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.
5. Request the late check-out.
6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.
8. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.
9. Play with passion or don’t play at all…
10. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye.
11. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
12. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.
13. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.
14. You marry the girl, you marry her family.
15. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.
16. Experience the serenity of traveling alone.
17. Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.
18. Never turn down a breath mint.
19. A sport coat is worth 1000 words.
20. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.
21. Thank a veteran. Then make it up to him.
22. Eat lunch with the new kid.
23. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.
24. Ask your mom to play. She won’t let you win.
25. Manners maketh the man.
26. Give credit. Take the blame.
27. Stand up to Bullies. Protect those bullied.
28. Write down your dreams.
29. Take time to snuggle your pets, they love you so much and are always happy to see you.
30. Be confident and humble at the same time.
31. If ever in doubt, remember whose son you are and REFUSE to just be ordinary!
32. In all things, give glory to God.
RULES TO TEACH YOUR SON (not original) br br 1. ... (show quote)

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Jun 9, 2021 22:01:00   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 

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Jun 9, 2021 22:14:29   #
RightOnPhotography Loc: Quebec,QC
 
Can anyone explain to me the #2?

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Jun 9, 2021 22:26:56   #
SteveR Loc: Dallas
 
RightOnPhotography wrote:
Can anyone explain to me the #2?


Jump in the deep end, don't be a wuss in the shallow end.

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Jun 9, 2021 22:52:14   #
smussler Loc: Long Island, NY & LOL, FL
 
RightOnPhotography wrote:
Can anyone explain to me the #2?


I don't get it either. Maybe you're supposed to do a cannon ball? A bit late, SteveR faster with the keyboard.

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Jun 9, 2021 23:01:33   #
ChuckMc Loc: Prescott, AZ
 
RightOnPhotography wrote:
Can anyone explain to me the #2?


If you're going to do something, don't begin tentatively - go all in with enthusiasm! With a good beginning, momentum will carry you further.

Chuck

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Jun 9, 2021 23:17:38   #
smussler Loc: Long Island, NY & LOL, FL
 
23. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.

I've got a different view. Many decades ago - before email, I wrote an angry letter than I was wanting to send off. I wasn't sure if I should send it or not. Being very good friends with my boss, I asked for his thoughts. He said: "Don't send it, sleep on it. Then the next day reread it, and if you still feel the need to send it, then send it." Next day, I reread the letter, decided that I needed to add more to it. Did that, mailed it off, and two weeks later, I got a letter back informing me that upon further review, I was getting the promotion that I was looking for.

I still have a copy of that letter. Reading it now, I say to myself: "I can't believe that I actually sent this!" It went to the head of Civil Service.

But otherwise - great list. A piece of advice I remember from by father: "Never sell anything to a friend, relative or anyone you know, always sell to a stranger."

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Jun 9, 2021 23:20:57   #
ChuckMc Loc: Prescott, AZ
 
Actually, when I write anything that is even of minor importance, I let some period of time pass and then read it. I often, usually, make corrections.
Chuck

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Jun 9, 2021 23:38:01   #
SteveR Loc: Dallas
 
smussler wrote:
A piece of advice I remember from by father: "Never sell anything to a friend, relative or anyone you know, always sell to a stranger."


Or hire friends to do work for you.

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Jun 10, 2021 01:09:38   #
smussler Loc: Long Island, NY & LOL, FL
 
SteveR wrote:
Or hire friends to do work for you.


Yeap, one could end up with a former friend . . . ya got me thinking about something now . . . lol

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Jun 10, 2021 06:37:24   #
melismus Loc: Chesapeake Bay Country
 
SteveR wrote:
RULES TO TEACH YOUR SON (not original)

1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.
2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs.
3. The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king.
4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.
5. Request the late check-out.
6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.
8. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.
9. Play with passion or don’t play at all…
10. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye.
11. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
12. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.
13. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.
14. You marry the girl, you marry her family.
15. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.
16. Experience the serenity of traveling alone.
17. Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.
18. Never turn down a breath mint.
19. A sport coat is worth 1000 words.
20. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.
21. Thank a veteran. Then make it up to him.
22. Eat lunch with the new kid.
23. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.
24. Ask your mom to play. She won’t let you win.
25. Manners maketh the man.
26. Give credit. Take the blame.
27. Stand up to Bullies. Protect those bullied.
28. Write down your dreams.
29. Take time to snuggle your pets, they love you so much and are always happy to see you.
30. Be confident and humble at the same time.
31. If ever in doubt, remember whose son you are and REFUSE to just be ordinary!
32. In all things, give glory to God.
RULES TO TEACH YOUR SON (not original) br br 1. ... (show quote)


#32 says :"all things," not just what you like.

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Jun 10, 2021 06:46:30   #
Wallen
 
RightOnPhotography wrote:
Can anyone explain to me the #2?


It can mean several things.

Mainly it is to never do things halfway.
To be bold and committed to any decision you make.
To be enthusiastic in doing things. In a group environment, it's not being the anchor dragging the others.
And to leave a mark, a story or memories behind. Preferably something that improved the situation and makes others happy

It is also like a personal challenge of "I can do better than that, i will not accept or do any low standards"

To aim and go for a higher goal that even if you fail, you still end up in better position than most men
and that in always giving your best, you wont regret the loss because you can accept it easy that it was just not your fate.

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Jun 10, 2021 07:46:19   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
SteveR wrote:
Jump in the deep end, don't be a wuss in the shallow end.


Kinda yea.

Don't be overly cautious, jump right in.

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Jun 10, 2021 07:51:08   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 

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