Thursday, December 14, 2017

A Letter to My Childhood

Back to the 30-day blogging challenge that I'm doing over (approximately) 30 weeks.

The next prompt is: "Your feelings on religion."

That would get political. I try to avoid politics on this blog. I think Heinlein said it best (Google it if you want).

So this has been a quick entry. See you next week. . .

All right, I'll do the next one: "Write a letter to your childhood." I assume that means write a letter to yourself as a child.

Dear Evan,

There's a few things you need to know.

One: it gets better. The teasing, the bullying, they eventually stop. But the one thing you need to know about that is, you're better than those kids. You're smarter and you're a better person because you don't bully or tease others.

Two: Don't settle. Don't say "it's good enough" or "I don't feel like doing more work." Yes, it's easy (especially for you because you're smart) to get by doing just enough. But don't. Always do more, always push for more. Don't settle in any aspect of your life. You're regret it.

Three: Go into computers in college. I know the math intimidates you. But you're smart enough. You've just have bad math teachers. I know this. I did the math (well, most of it). You won't believe how big computer become in the future. And it all started to take off about 1985, so your timing is perfect.

Four: Have fun. And start reading. Now. Don't wait until you're in your late teens to read for fun. Start with Larry Niven.

Five: Buy the following stocks as soon as they become available: Starbucks, Microsoft, and Apple.


57-year-old Evan

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