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Life Tips
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#1
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Give some life tips that you would have liked to have when you were younger.

Give some life tips that you would have liked to have when you were younger.
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#2
31 Frags +

don't play tf2

don't play tf2
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#3
19 Frags +

smash that mf like button

smash that mf like button
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#4
18 Frags +

Do your work first and play TF2 later please

Do your work first and play TF2 later please
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#5
22 Frags +

don't be an idiot

don't be an idiot
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#6
26 Frags +

don't play with weebs

don't play with weebs
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#7
12 Frags +

Do well in school, go to uni and get a degree

Do well in school, go to uni and get a degree
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#8
-20 Frags +

commit suicide XD

commit suicide XD
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#9
-11 Frags +
WRcommit suicide XD

stop

[quote=WR]commit suicide XD[/quote]
stop
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#10
8 Frags +

eat your vegetables

eat your vegetables
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#11
7 Frags +

study first, game later
then get off your ass and get some exercise

study first, game later
then get off your ass and get some exercise
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#12
18 Frags +

if ur abducting a kid instead of using a utility van use a minivan because then it just looks like ur kiddo is being an obnoxious whiny brat.

if ur abducting a kid instead of using a utility van use a minivan because then it just looks like ur kiddo is being an obnoxious whiny brat.
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#13
6 Frags +

Listen to people whove infinitely more life experience than you have

Listen to people whove infinitely more life experience than you have
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#14
3 Frags +

Learn to deal with undesirable people well.

Learn to deal with undesirable people well.
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#15
9 Frags +

Don't panic if you arent great at anything, it might take time for you to achieve the success you have in mind, and you probably won’t do it how you originally thought. Just keep building your skills – both professional and people skills – and layering them on top of one another until you’re able to deliver something uniquely valuable; I have always found its better to have a lot of basic knowledge and skills than it is to be a master at something

Go to school with the intention of getting into as great college/get a job with the intention of getting a better job; doesn't matter if you like it as long as you are good at it and know you can move on to better things. I knew a guy who was the CEO of a company that made screws. He offered me some career advice. He said that every time he got a new job, he immediately started looking for a better one. For him, job seeking was not something one did when necessary. It was a continuing process

Respect your family, they have been there for you and will likely help you out with a lot of things. If you are fortunate, your parents can be great resources

Find a good friend whether they be a significant other or otherwise who you can keep it real with

Get a significant other and have sex whenever you can

Find friends who are smart/more attractive/more successful than you, and respect them

I worked at a bank while I was in high school, and my boss always told me the best loan customer is someone who has no passion whatsoever, just a desire to work hard at something that looks good on a spreadsheet. If you are entrepreneurial, think beyond emotions to the key big-picture ideas: choosing the right market to serve, offering the right product or service, and putting in the effort to create something sustainable; passion is overrated. I doubt the founder of the screw company was passionate about screws. Success causes passion more than passion caused success in my experience

Don't casually use coarse language in general settings

Make an effort to use proper grammar when communicating

Sleep more than 8 hrs a night in order to always put your health and energy first, it makes everything else easier

Don't eat like shit

Work out

It sounds cliche, but there is value in every failure, find it every time, be persistent, and be optimistic

Never be complacent

Don't panic if you arent great at anything, it might take time for you to achieve the success you have in mind, and you probably won’t do it how you originally thought. Just keep building your skills – both professional and people skills – and layering them on top of one another until you’re able to deliver something uniquely valuable; I have always found its better to have a lot of basic knowledge and skills than it is to be a master at something

Go to school with the intention of getting into as great college/get a job with the intention of getting a better job; doesn't matter if you like it as long as you are good at it and know you can move on to better things. I knew a guy who was the CEO of a company that made screws. He offered me some career advice. He said that every time he got a new job, he immediately started looking for a better one. For him, job seeking was not something one did when necessary. It was a continuing process

Respect your family, they have been there for you and will likely help you out with a lot of things. If you are fortunate, your parents can be great resources

Find a good friend whether they be a significant other or otherwise who you can keep it real with

Get a significant other and have sex whenever you can

Find friends who are smart/more attractive/more successful than you, and respect them

I worked at a bank while I was in high school, and my boss always told me the best loan customer is someone who has no passion whatsoever, just a desire to work hard at something that looks good on a spreadsheet. If you are entrepreneurial, think beyond emotions to the key big-picture ideas: choosing the right market to serve, offering the right product or service, and putting in the effort to create something sustainable; passion is overrated. I doubt the founder of the screw company was passionate about screws. Success causes passion more than passion caused success in my experience

Don't casually use coarse language in general settings

Make an effort to use proper grammar when communicating

Sleep more than 8 hrs a night in order to always put your health and energy first, it makes everything else easier

Don't eat like shit

Work out

It sounds cliche, but there is value in every failure, find it every time, be persistent, and be optimistic

Never be complacent
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#16
6 Frags +

Instead of spending junior high and high school working out hoping an attractive girl would notice you TRY TALKING TO ONE

Instead of spending junior high and high school working out hoping an attractive girl would notice you TRY TALKING TO ONE
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#17
4 Frags +

wash your ass

wash your ass
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#18
5 Frags +

don't give a fuck but have common sense

don't give a fuck but have common sense
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#19
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predict your foes plans

predict your foes plans
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#20
3 Frags +

There will never be a point in your life where you will feel like you are officially an adult. You will always feel like a retarded kid

There will never be a point in your life where you will feel like you are officially an adult. You will always feel like a retarded kid
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#21
newbie.tf
12 Frags +

full disclosure: only 21, but i can provide the perspective of someone who wasted a ton of time in highschool that is currently a junior in college. enjoying high school/getting your shit in line for college is going to be the main focus of this post. i'll start with that stuff

- take more band/art/whatever-extracurricular-you-like classes in high school. you are better at computers than your future programming teacher i promise. do stuff you enjoy in your electives, and learn the other stuff much more efficiently online. taking "fun" electives allows you to make friends with similar interests to you while giving you a break from the monotonous hellhole that is high school.

- want a scholarship for college but you aren't good at the ACT/SAT/whatever? there are lots of things you can do. play an instrument and join the athletic bands program, work on writing (for scholarship essays), look up ways to get scholarships and stuff from everything and everywhere: from your university as a whole, the specific college you're in, your highschool, local churches, charities, whatever.

- don't panic about grades in high school too much, they only matter marginally

- look up the status of job markets for things that you are working for in your major.

- find a state school that has a really good program for what you are getting into. for me, the university of memphis (which is where i'm from) has a stellar school of music. i wouldn't be going here for some of the other schools, but i can get the education i need much cheaper here than some fancy liberal arts college, with pretty much the same quality (if not better).

- don't take test-prep classes (ACT prep, SAT prep, whatever). these classes will condition you to doze off/ shut down during the real deal. those classes are hell. it's the intellectual equivalent of the word "damp". just take the tests at least once a year (starting in like 7/8th grade, or now if you are past that). that's what i did, and i ended up with a 32 on the ACT (despite not being particularly good at school). being able to put what you learn throughout your middle/high school career into the perspective of the big tests is a seriously beneficial skill. if you're going to pretty much any state school, this is the number that makes or breaks your academic scholarship offers.

- take AP classes. you're going to be forced to take a class during that time slot anyways. might as well make it count. taking AP/ dual credit classes just means you don't have to do it again in college. so you can have it easy in highschool then have it hard in college or just have it hard in high school. you also save a good amount of money. the choice is p obvious in hindsight, but no one ever phrased it this way to me. i came into college with ~13 credits (which is still a decent amount), and every semester that I look at the plan and see something i already did in highschool, i thank former-kevin. i just wish i did more. it would have made it much easier to focus on classes within my major.

- talk to the guy/girl. assuming you're not weird/creepy about it, the worst they'll say is "no". if they're rude about it, they were shitty from the get-go. i only started doing this late in high school. i didn't get any "yes"s (i only asked a couple people and was a p big weirdo tbh) but who gives a shit? that stuff would still be bugging me if i hadn't just asked.

- start your resume now. it will be so much better when you need it if you start it now. really. go do it now. fill it out as you go.

moving on to general tips

- eat healthy. this is something i only started doing recently. after a month you realize "oh crap why did i never do this earlier?" eat some dang vegetables. cook some good food every once in a while. i've recently started looking at every food as having a tasty to bad-for-me ratio, and i wish i did it through high school. grilled chicken, bell peppers, and asparagus? pretty tasty, not bad for me. i should eat this. country fried steak, mashed potatoes, and gravy? very tasty, but also pretty terrible for me. i probably shouldn't eat this unless it's really good.

- this also ties into the health thing but i couldn't find an easy transition. buy a big bag of carrots. every time you are "hungry" for potato chips or whatever terrible thing it is you want to eat, say "am i hungry enough to eat some carrots right now?" if the answer is "no", don't eat the damn chips. if the answer is "yes", go enjoy some delicious carrots, dude.

- don't be fake. be funny. everyone has a certain level of humor in them, and everyone can appreciate a clever joke/pun/whatever.

- be respectful to everyone. this isn't something that i didn't know growing up (gotta love being raised in the south), but it honestly shocks me how people can treat each other sometimes. being a good person feels better, makes life easier, and is how you want others around you to be.

lastly, tf2 tips

- play in esea sooner. playing in ugc for more than a season (if you really want to get good at tf2) is worthless.

- main a 6s class if you don't. they're more fun anyways.

- try to play on teams that are better than you. i managed to do this by not being a terrible, toxic person. it's a lot harder now that i'm leading a team to just get a fat stack around me, but it should always be the goal. don't be ridiculous in the teams you try out for, but being on a team where you can learn a ton from your teammates is a very nice thing.

[b]full disclosure: only 21, but i can provide the perspective of someone who wasted a ton of time in highschool that is currently a junior in college. enjoying high school/getting your shit in line for college is going to be the main focus of this post. i'll start with that stuff[/b]

- take more band/art/whatever-extracurricular-you-like classes in high school. you are better at computers than your future programming teacher i promise. do stuff you enjoy in your electives, and learn the other stuff much more efficiently online. taking "fun" electives allows you to make friends with similar interests to you while giving you a break from the monotonous hellhole that is high school.

- want a scholarship for college but you aren't good at the ACT/SAT/whatever? there are lots of things you can do. play an instrument and join the athletic bands program, work on writing (for scholarship essays), look up ways to get scholarships and stuff from everything and everywhere: from your university as a whole, the specific college you're in, your highschool, local churches, charities, whatever.

- don't panic about grades in high school too much, they only matter marginally

- look up the status of job markets for things that you are working for in your major.

- find a state school that has a really good program for what you are getting into. for me, the university of memphis (which is where i'm from) has a stellar school of music. i wouldn't be going here for some of the other schools, but i can get the education i need much cheaper here than some fancy liberal arts college, with pretty much the same quality (if not better).

- don't take test-prep classes (ACT prep, SAT prep, whatever). these classes will [url=http://www.age-of-the-sage.org/psychology/pavlov_classical_conditioning_dogs.gif]condition you[/url] to doze off/ shut down during the real deal. those classes are hell. it's the intellectual equivalent of the word "damp". just take the tests at least once a year (starting in like 7/8th grade, or now if you are past that). that's what i did, and i ended up with a 32 on the ACT (despite not being particularly good at school). being able to put what you learn throughout your middle/high school career into the perspective of the big tests is a seriously beneficial skill. if you're going to pretty much any state school, this is the number that makes or breaks your academic scholarship offers.

- take AP classes. you're going to be forced to take a class during that time slot anyways. might as well make it count. taking AP/ dual credit classes just means you don't have to do it [i]again[/i] in college. so you can have it easy in highschool then have it hard in college or just have it hard in high school. you also save a good amount of money. the choice is p obvious in hindsight, but no one ever phrased it this way to me. i came into college with ~13 credits (which is still a decent amount), and every semester that I look at the plan and see something i already did in highschool, i thank former-kevin. i just wish i did more. it would have made it much easier to focus on classes within my major.

- talk to the guy/girl. assuming you're not weird/creepy about it, the worst they'll say is "no". if they're rude about it, they were shitty from the get-go. i only started doing this late in high school. i didn't get any "yes"s (i only asked a couple people and was a p big weirdo tbh) but who gives a shit? that stuff would still be bugging me if i hadn't just asked.

- start your resume now. it will be so much better when you need it if you start it now. really. go do it now. fill it out as you go.

[b]moving on to general tips[/b]

- eat healthy. this is something i only started doing recently. after a month you realize "oh crap why did i never do this earlier?" eat some dang vegetables. cook some good food every once in a while. i've recently started looking at every food as having a tasty to bad-for-me ratio, and i wish i did it through high school. grilled chicken, bell peppers, and asparagus? [i]pretty tasty, not bad for me. i should eat this.[/i] country fried steak, mashed potatoes, and gravy? [i]very tasty, but also pretty terrible for me. i probably shouldn't eat this unless it's really good.[/i]

- this also ties into the health thing but i couldn't find an easy transition. buy a big bag of carrots. every time you are "hungry" for potato chips or whatever terrible thing it is you want to eat, say "am i hungry enough to eat some carrots right now?" if the answer is "no", don't eat the damn chips. if the answer is "yes", go enjoy some delicious carrots, dude.

- don't be fake. be funny. everyone has a certain level of humor in them, and everyone can appreciate a clever joke/pun/whatever.

- be respectful to everyone. this isn't something that i didn't know growing up (gotta love being raised in the south), but it honestly shocks me how people can treat each other sometimes. being a good person feels better, makes life easier, and is how you want others around you to be.

[b]lastly, tf2 tips[/b]

- play in esea sooner. playing in ugc for more than a season (if you really want to get good at tf2) is worthless.

- main a 6s class if you don't. they're more fun anyways.

- try to play on teams that are better than you. i managed to do this by not being a terrible, toxic person. it's a lot harder now that i'm leading a team to just get a fat stack around me, but it should always be the goal. don't be ridiculous in the teams you try out for, but being on a team where you can learn a ton from your teammates is a very nice thing.
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#22
1 Frags +

yo kevin you could make fat stacks off a self help book (4 teenz!)

yo kevin you could make fat stacks off a self help book (4 teenz!)
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#23
newbie.tf
12 Frags +
toads_tfyo kevin you could make fat stacks off a self help book (4 teenz!)

"how to pwn at highschool by kevinispwn"

[quote=toads_tf]yo kevin you could make fat stacks off a self help book (4 teenz!)[/quote]
"how to pwn at highschool by kevinispwn"
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#24
4 Frags +

take care of your skin
exercise daily
drink water non-stop
it's not your job to please everyone and you will never achieve that so stop emoing out

take care of your skin
exercise daily
drink water non-stop
it's not your job to please everyone and you will never achieve that so stop emoing out
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#25
4 Frags +

Go for a lil walk after every meal and brush your teeth at least twice every day.

Go for a lil walk after every meal and brush your teeth at least twice every day.
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#26
4 Frags +

fix your goddamn sleep schedule

fix your goddamn sleep schedule
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#27
16 Frags +

never play with mustardoverlord

never play with mustardoverlord
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#28
3 Frags +

dont use stimulants and depressants at the same time

dont use stimulants and depressants at the same time
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#29
0 Frags +

stop being such a fatass, geez

stop being such a fatass, geez
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#30
0 Frags +

dont buy a gaming computer

dont buy a gaming computer
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