What Lessons Did You Learn in School?

       A recent issue of Real Simple magazine (it’s not mine – it’s my daughter’s!) contained some readers’ answers to the question, “What is one lesson you learned in school that you’ll never forget?”  Here are the reader answers they included:  

  1. Always be prepared
  2. Listening intently is an invaluable skill – don’t waste any opportunity to learn
  3. Don’t be difficult
  4. Maintain a sense of wonder at the world
  5. Find a way to appreciate every person
  6. Never interrupt anyone who is speaking
  7. Treat people like ladies and gentlemen
  8. How to balance a checkbook and follow a budget
  9. Work on my penmanship – later in life, it could give your letters a distinguished appearance
  10. Volunteering should be a part of every education
  11. Learn how to multiply, and how to not multiply (as in sex)
  12. And I’ll add my own that I’ve tried to pass on to my kids, and now to my grandson: Learn something new every day.  Years ago, I knew a man who immigrated to the United States from Brazil, without knowing English.  He set a goal of learning a new English word every day, and in a few years, his English was actually quite good.  It can work wonders.

       In my opinion, these are all good pieces of advice for everyone…

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post every day!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out! 

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RandolphMase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

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My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

Nathan Hale

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