By The Prophet of Life
You know how your parents are always telling you not to do things, but they never tell you why? They tell you things like work hard, get good grades, respect others, be careful of the company you keep and stay away from drugs and alcohol. All your mysteries are about to be solved. This article is going to tell you why.
Parents tell you to work hard and get good grades because, for most societies across the globe, school is the path to upward mobility. Even the poorest of people from the poorest of families can move upward economically, socially and intellectually by getting a good education. Going to a good school can help you develop into a more disciplined, well versed, well rounded person. Going to the right school could get you powerful connections that will help you advance in the future. People without money or connections can get into the right school but only through excellent grades. Graduating will be the key to a good job. A good job is the key to economic advancement.
Parents tell you to respect others. They tell you this because people who don’t respect others don’t get respect themselves. If you get a job and don’t show your colleagues and customers respect you won’t have a job for long. Gangsters and criminals don’t get respect. They think they do but what they actually get is fake respect to their faces while people are laughing at them behind their back. This is because they have no job and no future. They don’t respect anyone. They give intimidation through fear and have to carry a weapon to get the fear. That’s pretty sad.
Parents tell you to be careful of the company you keep. This is because you are judged by the company you keep. If you hang around with the brainiacs, people think you are one of them. People will think you are smart. If you hang around people who cus a lot, you will end up cussing a lot. If you hang around thugs, people think you are a thug or a wanna be thug. When thugs are attacked by rivals guess who else suffers the consequences? You do. While the thugs have other thugs for backup, you’ve got nobody. If thugs commit crimes, and you hang with them you automatically become a suspect. Suspects can sometimes be arrested and even charged with a crime. Even if you aren’t convicted, you may still get a reputation. One that may follow you into your adult life.
Parents tell you to stay away from drugs and alcohol. This is because drugs and alcohol are addictive. They can become the focus of your life while everything else, including more important things fall by the wayside. It’s difficult to concentrate in school when you are high. If you can’t concentrate, you can’t pass classes. If you can’t pass classes, you can’t graduate. If you don’t graduate, you can’t get a decent job. Before you know it, you will be in the workforce. If you are high all the time you won’t be able to keep a job. If you already have a reputation and even a nick name that indicates you are a druggie, its likely that it will follow you into the world of work. Who is going to hire a drug addict?
There are reasons that your parents tell you these things. They may not tell you what they are. Perhaps they don’t know how to tell you. The reasons may not be clear to them but the reasons are clear and they make logical sense. They are all based on caring. Your parents care about your future. They only want the best for you. They have lived longer than you and have more experiences with life than you do. They have learned from their own mistakes or from the mistakes of their friends. They may see you making some of the same mistakes and they are trying to save you the aggravation of suffering the consequences of those mistake.
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