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2021-06-24 12:14:38 PM  
1. How to wash a dish
2. How to wash, fold and put away laundry
3. How to properly use a wastebasket - it's right there!

Maybe that's just me
 
2021-06-24 12:18:59 PM  
Central Core:
0. Literacy and Numeracy
1. Critical Thinking
2. How to do research to answer a question
3. The Scientific Method

Honorable Mentions:
1. Financial Literacy
2. How to read a contract
3. How to teach yourself
 
2021-06-24 12:20:18 PM  
Add to Honorable Mentions:
4. Civics
5. American History (unabridged)
6. World History (unabridged)
 
2021-06-24 12:49:58 PM  
I've recently been reading 'Harpo Speaks' - the autobiography of Harpo Marx.  It is a *tremendously* interesting read, a wonderful picture of a particular slice of American history, with fascinating pictures in prose of many, many fabulous characters Harpo met along the way, and more than a few surprises.

One useful gem I found in there was Harpo's rules for how he, his wife, and his children ran their home.  I think it's a damn good set of rules to start with:

Harpo Marx's Rules for his Household
(himself, his wife Susan, and their four adopted children, Bill, Alex, Jimmy, and Minnie)

"Life has been created for you to enjoy, but you won't enjoy it unless you pay for it with some good, hard work.  This is one price that will never be marked down.

"You can work at whatever you want to as long as you do it as well as you can and clean up afterwards and you're at the table at mealtime and in bed at bedtime.

"Respect what the others do.  Respect Dad's harp, Mom's paints, Billy's piano, Alex's set of tools, Jimmy's designs, and Minnie's menagerie.

"If anything makes you sore, come out with it.  Maybe the rest of us are itching for a fight, too.

"If anything strikes you funny, out with that, too.  Let's all the rest of us have a laugh.

"If you have an impulse to do something you're not sure is right, consider whether it'll hurt someone, and it not, go ahead and do it.  Take a chance.  Chances are, if you don't you'll regret it - unless you break the rules about mealtime or bedtime, in which case you'll sure as hell regret it.

"If it's a question of whether to do what's fun or what is supposed to be good for you, and nobody is hurt by whichever you do, always do what's fun.

"If things get too much for you and you feel the whole world's against you, go stand on your head.  If you can think of anything crazier to do, do it.

"Don't worry about what other people think.  The only person in the world important enough to conform to is yourself.

"Anybody who mistreats a pet or breaks a pool cue is docked a month's pay."
 
2021-06-24 12:56:42 PM  
If possible, teach children compassion, empathy, and love.  Even if (or especially) only by example.
 
2021-06-24 1:05:26 PM  
1. Obey the laws of thermodynamics.
2. Don't start a land war in Asia.
3. Don't mess around with Jim.
 
2021-06-24 1:34:27 PM  
Killing Nazis
 
2021-06-24 1:52:51 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: I've recently been reading 'Harpo Speaks' - the autobiography of Harpo Marx.  It is a *tremendously* interesting read, a wonderful picture of a particular slice of American history, with fascinating pictures in prose of many, many fabulous characters Harpo met along the way, and more than a few surprises.

One useful gem I found in there was Harpo's rules for how he, his wife, and his children ran their home.  I think it's a damn good set of rules to start with:

Harpo Marx's Rules for his Household
(himself, his wife Susan, and their four adopted children, Bill, Alex, Jimmy, and Minnie)

"Life has been created for you to enjoy, but you won't enjoy it unless you pay for it with some good, hard work.  This is one price that will never be marked down.

"You can work at whatever you want to as long as you do it as well as you can and clean up afterwards and you're at the table at mealtime and in bed at bedtime.

"Respect what the others do.  Respect Dad's harp, Mom's paints, Billy's piano, Alex's set of tools, Jimmy's designs, and Minnie's menagerie.

"If anything makes you sore, come out with it.  Maybe the rest of us are itching for a fight, too.

"If anything strikes you funny, out with that, too.  Let's all the rest of us have a laugh.

"If you have an impulse to do something you're not sure is right, consider whether it'll hurt someone, and it not, go ahead and do it.  Take a chance.  Chances are, if you don't you'll regret it - unless you break the rules about mealtime or bedtime, in which case you'll sure as hell regret it.

"If it's a question of whether to do what's fun or what is supposed to be good for you, and nobody is hurt by whichever you do, always do what's fun.

"If things get too much for you and you feel the whole world's against you, go stand on your head.  If you can think of anything crazier to do, do it.

"Don't worry about what other people think.  The only person in the world important enough to conform to is yourself.

"Anybody who mistreats ...


I think I'm going to embroider that as a sampler and hang it in the Library Children's Room.
 
2021-06-24 1:53:50 PM  
What is Money
How money works
Understanding interest payments
 
2021-06-24 1:59:12 PM  
1) Don't be an asshole.
2)  Own your mistakes, learn from them and move on.
2a) Allow others the same courtesy
3) You will never regret having a pair of gloves in your car.  Two if you drive a pickup.
 
2021-06-24 1:59:16 PM  
There's a lot of "musts" in life already.

In sports, Have fun, do your best and play hard.
At home look after yourself, look after others and look after your space

I might add explore/tinker you find interesting places or things that could bring enjoyment, or at least learn what you don't like.  Listen to yourself often, there's a lot of noise and distractions trying to get our attention, but if you don't listen to what's going on with you, you can't know what's needed to look after yourself.
Don't worry about what the herd thinks, get out of the comfort zone.
 
2021-06-24 2:05:49 PM  
1 readin
2 writin
3 rithmetic
 
2021-06-24 2:06:42 PM  
Always wear sunscreen
drink lots of water
bananas are proof that god exists
 
2021-06-24 2:14:26 PM  
Wipe their own ass.
 
2021-06-24 2:15:24 PM  
1) Change a car tire
2) Balance a checkbook
3) Grow a vegetable garden
 
2021-06-24 2:18:59 PM  
A. Your parents really DO understand.

B. So will you, eventually.

C. Enjoy the years before age 18 as much as you possibly can because there's no going back.
 
2021-06-24 2:19:25 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Central Core:
0. Literacy and Numeracy
1. Critical Thinking
2. How to do research to answer a question
3. The Scientific Method

Honorable Mentions:
1. Financial Literacy
2. How to read a contract
3. How to teach yourself


All this ^^^^
 
2021-06-24 2:20:17 PM  
CRITICAL. THINKING. SKILLS.
 
2021-06-24 2:24:27 PM  
Lord loves a working man
Don't trust whitey
See a doctor and get rid of it
 
2021-06-24 2:31:53 PM  
 Fire burns
Sharp things will cut you
And if you see a contractor with all yellow tools never hire them.
 
2021-06-24 2:33:18 PM  
headslacker:

I was originally going to go with
Scissors cut paper
Paper covers rock
And rock crushers scissors...

But I never really understood the paper part of that
 
2021-06-24 2:37:55 PM  
Muay Thai, Silat, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
 
2021-06-24 2:37:55 PM  
1) How to crush your enemies
2) The Scientific Method of critical reasoning
3) How to play piano
 
2021-06-24 2:51:33 PM  
1: Don't walk/run with a fork in your mouth or your hands in your pockets
2: Always have a plan on how to dispose of the body
3: Be kind to animals
 
2021-06-24 2:51:53 PM  
1.  A true friend will never intentionally do anything to hurt you.
2.  If you want people to think you're cool, stop worrying about what they think of you.
3.  A fart is just a joke that comes out of your butt.
 
2021-06-24 2:52:04 PM  
How to ride a horse,
How to pet a dog,
How to hold your breath underwater.

/Not too obscure, I hope
 
2021-06-24 3:06:29 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Add to Honorable Mentions:
4. Civics
5. American History (unabridged)
6. World History (unabridged)


Unabridged? That would take up one's entire life. And they still wouldn't know much.
 
2021-06-24 3:09:05 PM  

nicoffeine: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Add to Honorable Mentions:
4. Civics
5. American History (unabridged)
6. World History (unabridged)

Unabridged? That would take up one's entire life. And they still wouldn't know much.


That was meant to imply an attempt to undo the usual whitewashing, cherry-picking, and out and out fabulations that occur in History classes in American schools.
 
2021-06-24 3:14:21 PM  
Logic, Aristotelian, and existential.

Martial arts.

Accounting.


Then no one will BS them into voting for crap. no one will bully them and they can figure out a budget, because no one apparently can now.
 
2021-06-24 3:22:52 PM  
1) Fear
2) Surprise
3) Ruthless Efficiency
4) an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope

/...I'll come in again.
 
2021-06-24 3:23:50 PM  
love
what consciousness and awareness are and why perception and mindfulness are important
That they are not the center of the universe
 
2021-06-24 3:25:45 PM  
Considering the things I had to constantly repeat when teaching high schoolers to run a kitchen:

1.  Do not mix bleach and windex.
2.  Aim the sharp end AWAY from fingers (and the rest of you).
3.  DO NOT MIX BLEACH AND WINDEX.

And those are just the top three things...
 
2021-06-24 3:27:01 PM  
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

-- Robert A. Heinlein

Of these, I have at least a little experience with fourteen or fifteen of them.  Some of them I do much less well than others.  I'm fool enough that if called on to do them, I'd be willing to take a whack at five or six of the rest, God help anyone depending on me.
 
2021-06-24 3:32:00 PM  
1.  Kindness to others will let you sleep peacefully at night.
2.  Not everyone that knows your name is your friend.
3.  Always leave 10 minutes earlier, you might run into a situation that needs your attention or assistance.
 
2021-06-24 3:37:03 PM  
1. It's OK to fail.
2. It's OK if things don't go your way.
3. There will come a day when there are no adults around to solve your problems.
 
2021-06-24 3:53:47 PM  
You can sell something for twice its value by slapping "MAGA" on it
 
2021-06-24 4:00:33 PM  
1. Critical thinking

2. How to do research (Trust what you read, but verify)

3. How to equally to argue a position and argue the opposing viewpoint fairly.


As long as nobody from the future time-travels back to stop you from doing something, don't worry about what other people think.
 
2021-06-24 4:13:17 PM  
Switch on
10 Print "Hello, World"
20 GOTO 10
 
2021-06-24 4:42:04 PM  
1) Stay out of the USA.
2) Never believe Big Business.
3) Don't poke the crazy and that goes for both sides.
 
2021-06-24 5:05:45 PM  
1. How to save money and budget themselves
2. A creative pursuit (music, painting, writing, wood-working)
3. How to be self-reliant (cook, sew, garden, fix shiat around the house)
 
2021-06-24 5:18:49 PM  
Whatever it is, it needs to rhyme

Wrap it before you tap it.

Give a hoot, don't pollute.

Lefty loosey, righty tighty.
 
2021-06-24 5:26:29 PM  

Billy Liar: Whatever it is, it needs to rhyme

Wrap it before you tap it.

Give a hoot, don't pollute.

Lefty loosey, righty tighty.


My grandpa had one; "stay single and your pockets will jingle."
 
2021-06-24 5:48:34 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

-- Robert A. Heinlein

Of these, I have at least a little experience with fourteen or fifteen of them.  Some of them I do much less well than others.  I'm fool enough that if called on to do them, I'd be willing to take a whack at five or six of the rest, God help anyone depending on me.


That's stupid. Wasn't Heinlein an author? Do you think he typeset his own publications? Did he squeeze in time to write and edit when not growing and butchering his own food?
 
2021-06-24 5:53:58 PM  
1. Walk
2. Talk
3. Run when you're on an old geezer's lawn
 
2021-06-24 6:02:01 PM  

mcmnky: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

-- Robert A. Heinlein

Of these, I have at least a little experience with fourteen or fifteen of them.  Some of them I do much less well than others.  I'm fool enough that if called on to do them, I'd be willing to take a whack at five or six of the rest, God help anyone depending on me.

That's stupid. Wasn't Heinlein an author? Do you think he typeset his own publications? Did he squeeze in time to write and edit when not growing and butchering his own food?


Yes, Heinlein was an author.  He also built his own house.  Terry Pratchett was an author mined his own ore and smelted his own metal so he could forge his own sword.

I'm a server admin.  I grew up on a farm and have butchered a hog, shoveled manure, soloed a plane, and cooked a meal, among many others.

Grow up and get rid of the idea that a person can only ever do one thing.  Or maybe in your case, it's true, I don't know.
 
2021-06-24 6:09:43 PM  

BretMavrik: 1. Obey the laws of thermodynamics.
2. Don't start a land war in Asia.
3. Don't mess around with Jim.


4. Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.
 
2021-06-24 6:59:38 PM  
1. Crush your enemies
2. See them driven before you
3. Hear the lamentations of their women
 
2021-06-24 7:03:03 PM  

gerrychampoux: 1) Change a car tire
2) Balance a checkbook
3) Grow a vegetable garden


What's a checkbook?
 
2021-06-24 7:12:16 PM  

mcmnky: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

-- Robert A. Heinlein

Of these, I have at least a little experience with fourteen or fifteen of them.  Some of them I do much less well than others.  I'm fool enough that if called on to do them, I'd be willing to take a whack at five or six of the rest, God help anyone depending on me.

That's stupid. Wasn't Heinlein an author? Do you think he typeset his own publications? Did he squeeze in time to write and edit when not growing and butchering his own food?


Typesetting isn't on the list.
Butchering a hog for ones own consumption isn't a full time job
I got a smallish vegetable garden and it takes like 10 minutes a day (3 minutes to water it daily, 30 minutes of weeding once a week).

/Or we can just accept that the list isn't the conclusive list but more a collection of disconnected skills mentioned to make a point
 
2021-06-24 7:13:12 PM  
1) how to fix a proper gin & tonic
2) etiquette of being seen and not heard
3) if it's not bleeding or broken, don't bother mom & dad with that bullshiat.
 
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